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18 killed in violent attacks in Iraq

Dec 7 2013, 2:48pm CST | by IANS

Baghdad, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 34 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said.

Baghdad, Dec 8 — At least 18 people were killed and 34 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said. Nine people were killed and six others injured when unidentified gunmen...

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18 killed in violent attacks in Iraq

Dec 7 2013, 2:48pm CST | by IANS

Baghdad, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 34 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said.

Baghdad, Dec 8 — At least 18 people were killed and 34 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police said.

Nine people were killed and six others injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire at some alcohol shops in Waziriya district in central Baghdad Saturday evening, Xinhua reported citing a police source.

One civilian was killed and four others were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in a popular market in Dora district in southern Baghdad, he added.

Earlier in the day, eight people were killed and 24 others wounded in separate bombings and shootings across the country, police said.

In northern Iraq, three people were killed and 10 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion at a busy vegetable market in the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, a police source said.

Near Baghdad, a civilian was killed and nine others were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Mashahda town, some 40 km north of Baghdad, a police source said.

In Iraq's western province of Anbar, a sniper shot dead a policeman at a checkpoint in the provincial capital city of Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad.

In a separate incident, a policeman was killed and another wounded when gunmen opened fire on them at a checkpoint in Ramadi.

In eastern Iraq, two civilians were killed in separate attacks by gunmen near Diyala's provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source said.

Also in the province, a roadside bomb struck the car of a member of a government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group at a village near Baquba, wounding the Sahwa member and his relative who was with him in the car, the source said.

Iraq is witnessing its worst eruption of attacks in recent years, which raised fears that terrorist groups and militias could plunge the country into uncontrollable sectarian violence.

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UN envoy says Iraq looks to countries for help

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy in Iraq is telling the U.N. Security Council the country is looking to the international c ...
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The Fix: Rand Paul just delivered a stem-winder against arming Syrian rebels. And many people agree with him.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was just on the Senate floor, speaking at length in opposition to arming the Syrian rebels against the Islamic State -- even as he supports airstrikes against that same foe. It was pretty apparently a losing battle for Paul, as there won't be a separate vote on the matter. And on its surface, it would appear to be poor politics; after all, the American people are pretty ...
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An estimated 22 veterans die by suicide each day. For Iraq war veteran Jason Hansman, this staggering statistic is especially personal. In a HuffPost Live conversation on Wednesday, Hansman remembered a fellow veteran, whom he lost to suicide in 2011. "It’s very, very difficult to lose someone that you know, someone that you care about, someone that you served in Iraq with," he told host Caroline Modarressay-Tehrani. "It’s really, really, incredibly tough anytime we lose ...
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Hagel: Obama has 'statutory' authority to act on ISIS

Sep 18 2014 1:42pm CDT | Source: WND

(WASHINGTON TIMES) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel asserted Thursday that the Obama administration is fully within its “constitutional and statutory authority” to green light the use of U.S. military force against Islamic State extremists not only in Iraq but also inside Syria. Because the group, also known by the acroynym ISIL, operates “freely across the Iraqi-Syrian border and maintains a safe haven in Syria, our actions will not be restrained by a border that exists in name ...
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French Government Rejects 'ISIS,' Will Use 'Daesh' Instead

Sep 18 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The Islamic State, IS, ISIS, and ISIL: it is hard for governments, journalists, and average citizens to keep track of the name of the terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Adding to the confusion, the French government has come out against all of these names, opting instead for the acronym "Daesh." “This is a terrorist group and not a state,” said Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. "I do not recommend using the te ...
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Obama team praises France for help in Iraq

Sep 18 2014 12:16pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

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