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11 killed in Iraq attacks

Nov 18 2013, 3:50pm CST | by IANS

Baghdad, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 18 wounded in a wave of violent attacks witnessed in different parts of Iraq Monday, police sources said.

Baghdad, Nov 19 — At least 11 people were killed and 18 wounded in a wave of violent attacks witnessed in different parts of Iraq Monday, police sources said. Seven gunmen, including two suicide...

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11 killed in Iraq attacks

Nov 18 2013, 3:50pm CST | by IANS

Baghdad, Nov 19 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and 18 wounded in a wave of violent attacks witnessed in different parts of Iraq Monday, police sources said.

Baghdad, Nov 19 — At least 11 people were killed and 18 wounded in a wave of violent attacks witnessed in different parts of Iraq Monday, police sources said.

Seven gunmen, including two suicide bombers, were killed in the country's Anbar province when border police guards backed by an Iraqi army force clashed with gunmen who crossed the border from Syria and tried to attack an outpost on the Iraqi- Syrian border, 330 km from Baghdad, reported Xinhua citing a police source.

Also in Anbar, some gunmen blew up bombs in four bridges passing over a highway near the city of Rutba, some 370 km from Baghdad, and destroyed parts of the bridges without causing human casualties, a police source said.

In Baghdad, a civilian was killed and two were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion, a local police source said.

In the Nineveh province, 14 policemen, including two officers, were wounded when three roadside bombs went off coordinately near the convoy of Brigadier General Khalid al-Hamdani, police chief of the province, a police source said.

Hamdani survived the attack, though several vehicles of his convoy were damaged by the blasts, the source said.

Elsewhere, Arif Jabbar al-Dulaimi, mayor of Salahudin's provincial capital city of Tikrit and his driver were wounded when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle in Tikrit, some 170 km from Baghdad, a provincial police source said.

In Diyala province, a tribal leader and his son were killed when gunmen attacked his house at a village, some 60 km from Baquba city, about 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source said.

In a separate incident, gunmen shot dead a lawyer while he was driving in the city of Maqdadiyah, some 40 km northeast of Baquba.

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Anglican Vicar Andrew White Says End of Christianity in Iraq Is 'Very Near'

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Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, told BBC Radio 4 that Christianity is ending in the country. The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, is forcing Christians out of towns and into isolation. “Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,” he said. “We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off. The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go.” ...
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Jul 26 2014 7:01am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

Did you catch President Obama’s Oval Office speech on Aug. 31, 2010, announcing the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq? No?  Too bad. It was an historic speech. Not just because of the subject matter — telling some 29.2 million viewers there would be no more U.S. combat operations in that country — but also because it might have been the last one he’s going to give from behind his office desk. (Though the White House isn’t ruling out that option.) Read full article >> ...
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The tragedy of the downed Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine, the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration, the tumult in Iraq and Syria are a few recent examples of how cold and festering conflicts can turn hot quickly, with deadly consequences. Fortunately, patient and careful diplomacy can have the opposite effects, gradually easing long-held enmity and mistrust and paving the way for better relations. Over this past weekend, we saw the continued payoff from diplomacy. For si ...
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Christians Describe Inhumane Treatment by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq

Jul 25 2014 1:04pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Christians expelled from Mosul, Iraq, are speaking out about the treatment they endured by the Islamic State, a jihadist group formerly known as ISIS. The jihadists told the Christians to convert to Islam, pay a protection tax, or die. “Yes, they expelled us from our real land,” one woman said. “From our real land! They told us, ‘Go away! This is not your land. Go to your Christian people and to your ...
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