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Reuters: Roadside bombs kills policemen, wounds 3 others

March 28, 2008 - 7:00pm
A roadside bomb killed one policeman and wounded three others when it hit their patrol in the Amil district of southwestern Baghdad, police said.
Categories: Iraq War

AP: US Airstrike Kills 8 in Basra

March 28, 2008 - 7:00pm
A U.S. warplane strafed a house in the southern city of Basra, killing eight civilians, including two women and a child, Iraqi police said Saturday.
Categories: Iraq War

Reuters: Death toll mounts in Baghdad fighting

March 28, 2008 - 7:00pm
The death toll mounted on Saturday in fighting in Baghdad where U.S. forces have been drawn deeper into an Iraqi government crackdown on militants loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Categories: Iraq War

AP: Remains ID'd in Iraq kidnapping

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
The FBI on Friday identified the remains of an Austrian contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq with four Americans. FBI spokesman Richard Kolko confirmed the victim was Bert Nussbaumer, who was working for Crescent Security Group...
Categories: Iraq War

NPR: In Baghdad, Green Zone Attacks Continue

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Rocket and mortar shells rain down perilously on the protected quarter of the city Friday as Iraq's parliament met in an emergency session to seek ways to end the fighting. However, the main Shiite bloc in parliament boycotted the session...
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BBC: Militia battles threaten fragile Iraq

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has extended by 10 days a deadline for Shia militiamen fighting troops in the southern city of Basra to hand over their weapons. Militiamen...show no signs of giving up and fighting continues.
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NPR: Can the Basra Situation Be Solved?

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraq's government continued its crackdown on Shiite militias Friday. U.S. air strikes helped Iraqi security forces fight against militants in Basra. Alex Chadwick talks to Anne Garrels about how American action there could be a step backward...
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AP: Case dropped against Haditha defendant

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
The Marine Corps dropped charges and gave full immunity Friday to a serviceman who was accused of involuntary manslaughter in a squad's killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.
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kuwaittimes: Iran cleric calls on Iraqis to end fighting

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
A hardline Iranian cleric called on Friday for the Iraqi government and a Muslim Shi'ite militia to stop fighting and strike a deal. Ayatollah Ahmad Janati made his appeal in a sermon broadcast on state radio on the fourth day of a crackdown...
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channel4: British jets fire on Basra militia

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
British jets have unleashed a hail of cannon fire around Basra, forcing militia to take cover as fighting in the city continued for a fourth day. The show of force came after US pilots strafed suspected insurgent positions...
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telegraph: Rift between UK diplomats and Army in Basra

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Signs of a rift were growing among British officials as diplomats said that UK forces "stand ready to support" Iraqi soldiers as and when requested, contradicting military statements that UK forces would be confined to "niche" roles.
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wtkr: Local Soldier Credited With Saving Little Iraqi Girl's Arm

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
A local National Guard Soldier is being credited with saving a little Iraqi girl's arm. Captain Jon Brillhart is a soldier with a Portsmouth National Guard unit now in Iraq. He helped a little girl who suffered severe burns on her arm...
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MNF: MND-C Soldier attacked by IED

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
BAGHDAD - A Multi-National Division - Center Soldier was killed as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device attack south of Baghdad March 28.
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BBC: Iraq extends Shia arms deadline

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraq's government has extended by 10 days a deadline for Shia militiamen fighting troops in the southern city of Basra to hand over their weapons. More than 130 people have been killed and 350 injured since a clampdown on militias began...
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timesonline: Basra police shed uniforms, kept rifles and switched sides

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Abu Iman barely flinched when the Iraqi Government ordered his unit of special police to move against al-Mahdi Army fighters....He and 15 of his comrades took off their uniforms, kept their government-issued rifles and went over to the other side...
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Reuters: 13 insurgents killed across Baghdad

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
U.S. forces killed 13 insurgents during engagements across Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
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Reuters: Missile hits Iraqi Vice President's office

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
THE office of Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was hit in a mortar or rocket strike on Baghdad's Green Zone government and diplomatic compound on Friday, and a security guard was killed, an official in his office said.
Categories: Iraq War

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Spc. Gregory B. Rundell, 21, of Ramsey, Minn., died March 26 in Taji Iraq, of wounds suffered from small arms fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
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NPR: Iraq's Prime Minister Extends Basra Arms Deadline

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Iraq's prime minister on Friday extended a deadline for Shiite militants in southern Basra to hand over their weapons. Nouri al-Maliki also said the militants would receive a financial reward if they complied. Renee Montagne talks...
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local6: Fla. Husband, Wife Deployed To Iraq Leaving 1-Year-Old For Year

March 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
A U.S. Army married couple in Florida being deployed together will serve their country will have to be away from their 1-year-old son for a year. Yvette and William Sims will soon be heading to Iraq as members of the Army Reserve's 345th...
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