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AFP: US says air strikes, assaults in Baghdad kill 41 'criminals'

March 30, 2008 - 7:00pm
US air strikes and military assaults have killed 41 "criminals" in Baghdad, including 25 who died when an alleged mortar team was bombed, the American military announced on Monday.
Categories: Iraq War

AFP: Sadr fighters disappear from Iraq's streets

March 30, 2008 - 7:00pm
Gun-toting fighters of hardline cleric Moqtada al-Sadr melted from the streets on Monday after days of fierce clashes with security forces as a curfew in Baghdad was lifted and eased in Basra.
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Basra returning to normal after al-Sadr truce

March 30, 2008 - 7:00pm
Life appeared to be returning to normal in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Monday after Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his followers off the streets, but clashes continued in Baghdad.
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Curfew lifted in Baghdad (Video)

March 30, 2008 - 7:00pm
There is relative calm in Iraq's capital and the second city of Basra a day after a radical Shia cleric orders his fighters off the streets. Moqtada al-Sadr on Sunday told his Mehdi Army militias to stop fighting government troops.
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Six handcuffed and blindfolded bodies found near Latifiya

March 30, 2008 - 7:00pm
Six handcuffed and blindfolded bodies were found with gunshot wounds in a deserted area near Latifiya, 40 km (25 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.
Categories: Iraq War

MCT: Iranian general played key role in brokering Iraq cease-fire

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Acting in response to a direct appeal by parliamentarians from the Shiite parties that govern Iraq and the intercession of the Iranian government, firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr on Sunday ordered his Mahdi Army militia to halt...
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Reuters: Decapitated body found in Mosul, 5 bodies found in Baghdad

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Police said they found a decapitated body in western Mosul...Five bodies were found in different districts of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.
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MNF: MND-B Solider attacked by IED

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldier was killed from wounds sustained after the vehicle he was riding in was struck by an improvised-explosive device north of Baghdad at approximately 5 p.m. March 30.
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MNF: Marine attacked by IED

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
A Multi-National Force – West Marine was killed March 30 as the result of wounds received in action when his vehicle was attacked by an enemy force with an improvised explosive device in al Anbar Province March 29.
Categories: Iraq War

theherald: Scottish troops on standby for battle in Iraq

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
The Scots Guards will be the first British troops in action inside Basra if the UK's desperate attempts to stay out of the stalled Iraqi government offensive in the southern city fails, the Herald can reveal.
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AP: Sweden Closes Doors to Fleeing Iraqis

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
The fear of being sent back to Baghdad has taken its toll on Mustafa Aziz Alwi. He says he cannot sleep and has lost about 20 pounds since his claim for asylum in Sweden was rejected in January.
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AP: Remains of long-missing soldier finally ID'd (part 2)

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Keith Maupin said at a news conference in suburban Cincinnati that an Army general told him DNA testing had identified the remains of his son, Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin, or "Matt" as he was commonly known.
Categories: Iraq War

NYTimes: Alley Fighters

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Alleys: they are dangerous only when used by those who grew up in them. That is the basic reason Mr. Sadr and his fighters simply will not go away in this war.
Categories: Iraq War

AP: Suicide car bomber targets Sunni fighters north of Baghdad, kills 5

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
An Iraqi security official says a suicide car bomber killed five U.S.-backed Sunni fighters north of Baghdad...the car bomber struck about 2:30 p.m. at a checkpoint in Siniya on Sunday...At least eight other people were injured.
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AP: Al-Sadr offers peace in Iraq

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is offering to pull his fighters off the streets of Basra and other cities if the government halts raids against his followers and releases prisoners held without charge. The offer is contained in a nine-point...
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AP: US - 14 bodies found in mass grave

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
American troops and Iraqis unearthed 14 significantly decomposed bodies in a mass grave northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Sunday. The site of the grisly discovery was near Muqdadiyah...
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AP: 'Standing up' Iraq army looks open-ended

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraq's new army is "developing steadily," with "strong Iraqi leaders out front," the chief U.S. trainer assured the American people. That was three-plus years ago, the U.S. Army general was David H. Petraeus, and some of those Iraqi officials...
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AFP: Baghdad under curfew for third straight day

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Baghdad was locked down for the third straight day on Sunday after a weekened curfew was extended for an indefinite period to contain brutal clashes between Shiite gunmen and security forces.
Categories: Iraq War

AFP: Sadr orders fighters off Iraq's streets

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraq's radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Sunday ordered his fighters off the streets, paving the way for an end to clashes with security forces that have killed hundreds of people.
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Reuters: Roadsdide bomb kills Iraqi officer in Najaf

March 29, 2008 - 7:00pm
A roadside bomb killed one army officer and wounded two soldiers when a it struck their vehicle in northern Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad on Saturday, security source said.
Categories: Iraq War