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  • Nevada: Cheney Criticizes Idea of Leaving Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - 1 hour, 44 minutes ago
    In a speech to the annual convention of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Reno, Vice President Dick Cheney warned against a ?precipitous withdrawal? from Iraq and suggested that those who advocate reducing the American troop presence are guilty of ?self-defeating pessimism.? Mr. Cheney avoided direct references to the Democrats and the midterm elections, but his speech was heavy with political

  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 2,629 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 6:37 PM
    As of Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at least 2,629 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,082 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

  • Rumsfeld: U.S. able to take new fight despite Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 3:17 PM
    U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned potential adversaries on Monday that the United States remained capable of responding to military threats at home and abroad, despite its troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Local Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 3:17 PM
    Spc. Edgardo Zayas, 29, died on Aug. 26, in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol during combat operations.

  • Cheney: Early Iraq pullout "ruinous" to security Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 1:39 PM
    Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday seized on Democratic calls to pull troops out of Iraq to draw an election-year link between early withdrawal and the possibility of terrorist attacks in the United States.

  • UK: Despite bombs Iraq more secure Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Aug 28 6:09 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) -- Britain's defense secretary said on Monday that security had improved in southern Iraq and his Iraqi counterpart predicted that formal control of another province in the region would be handed back to Iraq soon.

  • At Least 23 Dead inĀ Iraq Violence Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 28 5:02 AM
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 -- The death toll mounted in Iraq Monday as clashes between Shiite militiamen and U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in a southern city killed at least 23 and injured 70 while a suicide bombing in the capital killed 15, including 8 policemen.

  • Spike in Violence Shatters Calm in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 28 3:35 PM
    In Iraq, a series of explosions, gun battles, car bombs and executions over the past 48 hours have left at least 192 dead, including eight U.S. soldiers. In one attack, a car bomb detonated at a police checkpoint near the Ministry of the Interior, killing at least 16 people. The surge in violence ended a relative calm across the country that lasted about a week. The calm led the Iraqi government

  • Iraq Violence Surges For Second Day Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Aug 28 12:49 PM
    Violence spiked in Iraq for a second day as gun battles and a suicide car bombing left nearly 50 people dead, despite a claim by Iraq's prime minister that violence was decreasing. Eight U.S. troops were killed over the weekend.

  • Family shares memories of Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 28 4:20 PM
    Nearing the end of a grueling tour of duty in Iraq, Marine Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson was looking forward to returning home and was already making plans to go skydiving.

  • Boston soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 28 4:10 PM
    A 29-year-old soldier from Boston's Dorchester neighborhood was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device, the Department of Defense said Monday.

  • Bomb, Clashes Kill at Least 50 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 28 11:34 AM
    Surge in Bloodshed Leaves at Least 50 Dead in Iraq; 8 U.S. Soldiers Killed Over the Weekend

  • Iraq bomb attacks, shootings kill dozens Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 10:35 PM
    A wave of bomb attacks and shootings swept Iraq Sunday, killing dozens of people despite a massive security operation in the capital and appeals from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an end to sectarian fighting.

  • Spike in Violence Shatters Calm in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Aug 28 3:26 PM
    All Things Considered , August 28, 2006 · In Iraq, a series of explosions, gun battles, car bombs and executions over the past 48 hours have left at least 192 dead, including eight U.S. soldiers.

  • Roadside bombs kill five US soldiers in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 11:08 PM
    Roadside bombs killed five U.S. soldiers in Iraq in separate attacks on Sunday. In one attack, four soldiers were killed when a blast hit their vehicle north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday.

  • Rumsfeld: US military can handle other threats despite Iraq Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
    FALLON, Nevada -- The US military could handle another war despite deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday.

  • Rumsfeld: US able to take new fight despite Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 28 6:35 PM
    NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nevada (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld warned potential adversaries on Monday that the United States remained capable of responding to military threats at home and abroad, despite its troop commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Dozens Killed in Iraq; 8 U.S. Troops Die Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 28 9:04 AM
    Surge in Bloodshed Leaves Nearly 50 Dead in Iraq; 8 U.S. Soldiers Killed Over the Weekend

  • Iraq tries to crack down carefully on militias Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Aug 27 8:10 PM
    U.S. and Iraqi military leaders are pressing Iraq's Shiite-dominated government to outlaw armed militias, some of which have close links to parties in the ruling coalition.

  • Roadside bombs kill five US soldiers in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 10:04 PM
    Five U.S. soldiers were killed in separate roadside bomb attacks in Iraq on Sunday, the U.S. military said on Monday.

  • Clashes in Iraq's south kill 20 soldiers Open this result in new window
    The Age - Aug 28 4:53 PM
    At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Shi'ite militiamen in the town of Diwaniya on Monday, some of the bloodiest clashes yet among rival powers in Shi'ite southern Iraq.

  • At Least 69 Killed in Attacks Across Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 27 9:16 PM
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 27 -- Gunmen and bombers claimed at least 69 lives in Iraq on Sunday, even as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki repeated the assertions of Iraqi and U.S. leaders that violence was easing from a wartime high set earlier this summer.

  • Boston soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The MetroWest Daily News - 34 minutes ago
    BOSTON -- A 29-year-old soldier from Boston's Dorchester neighborhood was killed in Iraq by an improvised explosive device, the Department of Defense said yesterday. Spc. Edgardo Zayas died Saturday in Baghdad when the bomb detonated near his foot patrol during combat operations.

  • Byron Williams: OK, Mr. President, so why are in Iraq, Anyways? Open this result in new window
    HuffingtonPost - Aug 28 6:08 AM
    Back in 2003, when the president had the overwhelming support from Congress and the American people to invade Iraq, what exactly did the people think they were supporting? Was it a protracted quagmire with a shelf life of 10-15 years at the current rate of $1 billion per week or was it something not quite as long and expensive? Because if you are, or were in the past, a supporter of the

  • Iraq government to make cabinet changes Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - 1 hour, 53 minutes ago
    In a bid to end sectarian violence in Iraq and enforce national unity, Iraqi government has decided to extend the scope of engagement with political parties.

  • Iraq: A new war for an old division Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Aug 28 1:52 PM
    To hear most American troops tell it, duty in Iraq is boring, full of mundane tasks and daily drudgery. Until something happens.

  • Local Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Boston Channel - Aug 28 3:33 PM
    A Dorchester soldier has been killed in Iraq.

  • Dozens Killed in Iraq; 8 U.S. Troops Die Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 28 6:04 AM
    Surge in Bloodshed Leaves Nearly 50 Dead in Iraq; 8 U.S. Soldiers Killed in 2-Day Period

  • Boston Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WLBZ Bangor - 2 hours, 12 minutes ago
    An Army soldier from Boston has been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The Department of Defense said Specialist Edgardo Zayas of the city's Dorchester neighborhood was killed Saturday in Baghdad.

  • Coming Tuesday: National Guard soldiers return from Iraq Open this result in new window
    Greensboro News-Record - 1 hour, 49 minutes ago
    A welcome home celebration for National Guard troops returning from Iraq was held in High Point. Read more in Tuesday's News & Record. (Credit: "")

  • Area Soldier Killed Fighting In Iraq Open this result in new window
    CBS 3 Philadelphia - 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
    A local soldier, who was killed while fighting in Iraq, was remembered Monday.

  • Washington soldier from Wisconsin killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KING 5 Seattle - Aug 28 6:13 PM
    Two 21-year-old soldiers from Wisconsin were killed by roadside bombs in Iraq, their families said Monday. One of them, Cpl. Kenneth Cross, of Superior, was recently married and living in Steilacoom, Wash.

  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,629 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Aug 28 2:18 PM
    As of Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at least 2,629 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

  • Dozens Killed in Iraq; 8 U.S. Troops Die Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 28 4:49 AM
    Surge in Bloodshed Kills Nearly 50 People in Iraq; 8 U.S. Soldiers Killed in 2-Day Period

  • With Elections Looming, Lawmakers Must Reflect on Deaths in Iraq, Civil War Open this result in new window
    BET.com - Aug 28 7:38 AM
    Posted Aug. 28, 2006 Reports of American deaths and overall civil unrest in Iraq Sunday could not have come at a worse time for the Bush administration, which has been stressing to Congress and the American public the need to stay the course.

  • Turkish F-16s bomb N. Iraq Open this result in new window
    World Tribune - Aug 28 12:14 PM
    ANKARA Turkey has begun bombing Kurdish strongholds in Iraq. Turkish F-16 multi-role fighters attacked Kurdish Workers Party positions in northern Iraq last week. Turkish military sources said the bombing raids took place in the Kandil mountains along the Iraqi-Turkish border.

  • Estimated 60 People Killed in Iraq Violence Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 27 4:37 PM
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A spate of car bombings and shootings across Iraq killed about 60 people on Sunday, but Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said violence was on the decrease and that the country would never slide into a civil war.

  • Superior area soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Aug 28 5:19 PM
    August has been a very bloody month in Iraq and Monday the Pentagon announced a soldier from Wisconsin had been killed. Corporal Kenneth Michael

  • Iraq Bomb Attacks, Shootings Kill 50 Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 28 3:19 AM
    Violence Sweeps Across Iraq; 50 Killed Despite a Massive Security Operation in Baghdad

  • A story of successes - Reserve soliders tell story of Iraq deployment Open this result in new window
    Derby Daily Reporter - Aug 28 5:13 PM
    environment is like in Iraq right now than those who have been there. Three Kansas Army Reserve officers shared their experiences of deployment with the Derby Rotary Club on Friday.

  • Memories of Marine killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Connecticut Post - Aug 28 4:23 PM
    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) Nearing the end of a grueling tour of duty in Iraq, Marine Cpl. Jordan C. Pierson was looking forward to returning home and was already making plans to go skydiving.

  • Washington Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KOMO - Aug 28 3:58 PM
    Cpl. Kenneth Cross was killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He was recently married and was living in Steilacoom.

  • Lejeune Marine Dies From Iraq Combat Wounds Open this result in new window
    WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh - Aug 28 4:24 PM
    A North Carolina-based Marine has died from combat wounds he sustained in the Anbar province of Iraq, the Department of Defense said Monday.

  • Fort Campbell-based soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WREG-TV Memphis - Aug 28 3:56 PM
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Another Fort Campbell soldier has died in Iraq.

  • Iraq deaths overshadow Browne visit Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Aug 28 10:27 AM
    Defence Secretary Des Browne has hailed "significant" security improvements in Iraq on a visit to Baghdad which coincided with an upsurge in violence.

  • Bomb, Clashes Kill at Least 50 in Iraq Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Aug 28 11:19 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide car bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces left at least 50 people dead Monday in a brutal contradiction of the prime minister's claim that bloodshed was decreasing.

  • Fierce clashes in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News - Aug 28 10:40 AM
    DIWANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed in street fighting with Shi'ite militiamen in the town of Diwaniya on Monday, some of the bloodiest clashes yet among rival factions in Shi'ite southern Iraq.

  • Shays Tweaks Stance On Troops In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Hartford Courant - Aug 28 10:32 AM
    Subtle Shift Seen In GOP Lawmaker's Position On Withdrawal Timing In what one analyst characterized as a subtle shift, U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays said in a conference call Thursday that he thinks political leaders should consider a timeline for withdrawing American troops from Iraq.

  • Guard, reservist deaths down in Iraq Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Aug 28 8:02 AM
    With fewer "civilian soldiers" in the line of fire, the number of National Guard and reserve troops killed in Iraq has dropped significantly, with just 54 deaths this year, compared with 189 a year ago, Pentagon records show. Of the...

  • Two Rivers Soldier Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    Channel 3000 - Aug 28 3:27 PM
    TWO RIVERS, Wis. -- A soldier from Two Rivers was killed in Iraq. Family members said that Army Pfc. Sean Novak, 21, died when his armored vehicle was hit by a roadside explosion. His parents were notified on Sunday.

  • Dozens Killed in Iraq; 8 U.S. Troops Die Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 28 5:36 AM
    Violence in Iraq left nearly 50 people dead Monday in a suicide car bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces, a brutal contradiction of the prime minister's claim that bloodshed was decreasing. The deaths followed a day of...

  • 52 Die in Iraq, Including 2 in Attack on Newspaper Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Aug 27 1:43 PM
    In Baghdad, a suicide car bomber attacked Iraq?s largest newspaper and a bomb exploded inside a commuter bus.

  • Company B Marines Have Trained For Latest Mission In Iraq Open this result in new window
    22WSBT South Bend - Aug 28 2:33 PM
    (WSBT) 130 Marines from our area are back in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. For some, it's their second tour in three years. South Bend's Marine Company B will spend the next seven months in Iraq.

  • Blasts in Iraq kill 31, injure dozens Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 1:45 PM
    A series of explosions left at least 31 people dead and wounded dozens Sunday as Iraq's relentless violence remained unabated despite an appeal from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an end to sectarian fighting.

  • Lejeune Marine dies from Iraq combat wounds Open this result in new window
    Fayetteville Observer - Aug 28 2:40 PM
    A North Carolina-based Marine has died from combat wounds he sustained in the Anbar province of Iraq, the Department of Defense said Monday. Cpl. David G. Weimortz, 28, of Irmo, S.C., died Saturday, according to the department.

  • Ohio Marine Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WTOL News 11 - 2 hours, 32 minutes ago
    FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) -- A 35-year-old Ohio Marine has died in Iraq, the U.S. Department of Defense said Friday. Staff Sgt. Gordon G. Solomon of Fairborn died Thursday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province.

  • Family of Marine killed in Iraq says he took risks Open this result in new window
    WLNE-TV - Aug 28 2:57 PM
    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) - A marine from Milford who was killed last week in Iraq was described today by his family as a man who took many risks. Corporal Jordan Pierson was killed last Friday when he was struck in the shoulder by small arms fire.

  • NE Ark. military group to have brief leave before Iraq duty Open this result in new window
    WREG-TV Memphis - Aug 28 3:11 PM
    PARAGOULD, Ark. The chaplain of the 875th Engineering Battalion says members of the unit based in northeast Arkansas will return home for a few days' leave before departing for duty in Iraq. Local donations made it possible for the soldiers to return on September 17th.

  • Five US soldiers killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Aug 27 10:44 PM
    Five US soldiers die in two separate roadside bomb attacks in Iraq, the US military says.

  • Bloody Sunday in Iraq: 42 Dead Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Aug 28 2:13 PM
    As the American and Iraqi forces operating in Iraq continue their attempts to prevent violent attacks, 42 people were killed yesterday throughout the country.

  • 84 dead in Iraq including eight U.S. soldiers Open this result in new window
    Calcutta News - Aug 28 2:10 PM
    Eighty four people have died in a violent 24 hours in Iraq, including eight U.S. soldiers. Iraqi officials say at least 40 Shi'ite militiamen and 20 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in an eruption of fighting in the southern part of the country.

  • Chief killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Navy Times - Aug 28 9:19 AM
    An explosive ordnance disposalman who received the Bronze Star with a combat V device earlier this year was killed Aug. 22 when his team was hit by an improvised explosive device while responding to a previous IED attack in Iraqs Anbar Province, the Defense Department announced Aug. 24.

  • Dozens killed in Iraq in spike of violence for second day Open this result in new window
    Deseret Morning News - Aug 28 8:12 AM
    Violence in Iraq left nearly 50 people dead Monday in a suicide car bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces, a brutal contradiction of the prime minister's claim that bloodshed was decreasing.

  • Defiant insurgent gangs kill 59 in war-torn Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 12:23 PM
    A series of deadly suicide bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 59 people in a brutal response to premier Nuri al-Maliki's attempts to stitch his wounded country back together.

  • Iraq-Bound, Without Reservations Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Aug 28 12:43 AM
    The Marines already are saying their goodbyes. The 4th Civil Affairs Group, a reserve unit based in Washington, is leaving for Iraq -- again.

  • Iraq Bomb Attacks, Shootings Kill Dozens Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Aug 27 10:34 PM
    Violence Sweeps Across Iraq; Dozens Killed Despite a Massive Security Operation in Baghdad

  • Relative confirms Two Rivers soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Gazette Extra Sports - Aug 28 1:02 PM
    TWO RIVERS, Wis. - A 21-year-old soldier from Two Rivers has been killed in Iraq, his aunt confirmed Monday. Army Pfc. Shaun Novak was killed Sunday when some sort of an explosion happened while he was riding in an armored vehicle, his aunt, Sheila Halverson, said Monday.

  • 59 killed in fresh Iraq violence Open this result in new window
    Business Recorder - Aug 28 3:34 PM
    BAGHDAD (August 28 2006): A series of deadly suicide bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 59 people on Sunday in a brutal response to premier Nuri al-Maliki's attempts to stitch his wounded country back together.

  • Cairo Soldier Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KETV.com - Aug 28 1:16 PM
    OMAHA, Neb. -- A member of the Nebraska National Guard serving in Iraq has died. Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Hansen, 31, was inside a Humvee last week when it rolled into a canal at a base north of Baghdad. He was flown to a hospital in Germany, where he died on Sunday.

  • 101st soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Leaf Chronicle - Aug 28 5:26 PM
    A soldier with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division was killed Saturday by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, Iraq, according to Army officials.

  • Skelton wants some troops out of Iraq by year's end Open this result in new window
    Jefferson City News Tribune - Aug 28 12:27 PM
    SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - Rep. Ike Skelton said the United States should start a phased withdrawal of its troops from Iraq by the end of the year and begin turning over security functions to the Iraqis.

  • Marine from Camp Hansens 9th ESB killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Stars and Stripes - Aug 28 7:52 AM
    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa As some 400 Marines with the 9th Engineer Support Battalion left from Camp Hansen for duty in Iraq last week, they received news a member of the unit was killed Thursday in Anbar province.

  • WP: Dems split on Iraq withdrawal Open this result in new window
    MSNBC - Aug 27 10:05 PM
    Most Democratic candidates in competitive congressional races are opposed to setting a timetable for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, rejecting pressure from liberal activists to demand a quick end to the three-year-old military conflict.

  • Rowan native ready to serve in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Salisbury Post - Aug 28 7:20 AM
    Jonathan Morris is headed for Iraq, but he's not afraid. "I have kind of a nervous restlessness to get my feet on the ground over there," he says, "but I'm more afraid to drive on Highway 70 with all this construction that's going on than to go to Iraq.

  • Wasting funds and resources in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Kurdish Media - Aug 28 1:37 PM
    In the course of liberation of Iraq, the magnitude of tragedies, human losses, and damages incurred on both American military and Iraqi civilians was extremely minimal.

  • Minister praises Iraq 'progress' on Baghdad visit Open this result in new window
    Daily Telegraph - Aug 28 9:20 AM
    Des Browne, the Defence Secretary, said that the security situation in Iraq was improving on a visit to the country to discuss the handover of control to local forces.

  • Suicide bomb blitz kills 45 in war-torn Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 11:08 AM
    A series of deadly suicide bombings and shootings across Iraq killed at least 45 people in a brutal response to premier Nuri al-Maliki's attempts to stitch his wounded country back together.

  • Fort Campbell soldier from Massachusetts slain in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Gallatin News Examiner - Aug 28 3:54 PM
    A Fort Campbell soldier has been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Saturday, the post announced this afternoon. Spec. Edgardo Zayas, 29, of Dorchester, Mass., had previously won the Purple Heart medal, given for wounds in combat.

  • After year in Iraq, soldiers face 18-hour bus ride home Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 28 1:24 AM
    For at least a year, the soldiers had survived one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: driving trucks on the violent roads of Iraq for the US Army. Half the company had been at it nearly two years.

  • Md. Marine killed in Iraq bomb blast Open this result in new window
    Baltimore Sun - Aug 28 5:39 AM
    In war-torn Iraq, roadside bombs and other "improvised explosive devices" are the most destructive weapons facing U.S. troops. That makes bomb disposal one of the military's most dangerous duties.

  • Janesville Marine returns from second tour in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Gazette Extra Sports - Aug 28 9:47 AM
    Marine Cpl. Chad Spangler is dedicated to his brothers-in-arms. Because of that dedication, Spangler wants them to leave Iraq as soon as possible and not have any more comrades deployed to the war-torn Middle Eastern country.

  • Series of Iraq blasts kill at least 18 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 9:35 AM
    A series of explosions killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens Sunday as Iraq's relentless violence remained unabated despite an appeal from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an end to sectarian fighting.

  • IRAQ VIOLENCE Open this result in new window
    KPVI-TV - Aug 28 2:41 PM
    DIWANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- At least 40 people are now counted dead in the gunfights that have raged for nearly 24 hours south of Baghdad.

  • A mass killing, other attacks leave 69 dead across Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Globe - Aug 28 1:12 AM
    BAGHDAD -- Gunmen and bombers killed 69 people in Iraq yesterday, including six US soldiers, even as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki repeated the assertions of Iraqi and US leaders that violence was easing from a wartime high earlier this summer.

  • Soldiers immersed in culture of Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Olympian - Aug 28 5:01 AM
    U.S. soldiers in Iraq have to operate in a culture where it's legal and routine to own an AK-47, family honor is restored through revenge, and showing a boot sole could start a riot.

  • Suicide bomber attacks Iraq newspaper Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Aug 27 1:05 PM
    A suicide car bomber attacked Iraq's largest newspaper, detonating his vehicle inside its fortified compound, killing 2 and wounding 20.

  • At least 69 are killed in attacks across Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Philadelphia Inquirer - Aug 28 12:17 AM
    Gunmen and bombers claimed at least 69 lives in Iraq yesterday, even as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki repeated the assertions of Iraqi and U.S. leaders that violence was easing from a wartime high set earlier this summer.

  • Browne in Iraq handover talks Open this result in new window
    PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Aug 28 4:54 AM
    Defence Secretary Des Browne was in Iraq to discuss the continued handover of security responsibilities to local forces.

  • Day of violence leaves 100 dead in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Gulf Daily News - Aug 28 3:53 PM
    BAGHDAD: More than 100 people, including 70 in the deadliest sectarian clashes yet, died in Iraq yesterday. Fifty gunmen and 20 Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes in the town of Diwaniya, south of Baghdad, a defence ministry spokesman.

  • Soldier From Dorchester Killed In Iraq Open this result in new window
    WBZ.com - Aug 28 3:58 PM
    BOSTON (AP) -- An Army soldier from Boston has been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq. The Department of Defense said Specialist Edgardo Zayas of Dorchester was killed Saturday in Baghdad.

  • Dozens Killed in Iraq; 8 U.S. Troops Die Open this result in new window
    phillyburbs.com - Aug 28 4:34 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A surge in bloodshed Monday left nearly 50 people dead in a suicide car bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces Monday, in a brutal contradiction of the prime minister's claim that violence was decreasing.

  • Wave of bombings, shootings kills more than 50 across Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Columbus Dispatch - Aug 28 4:42 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq A wave of bomb attacks and shootings swept Iraq yesterday, killing dozens of people despite a massive security operation in the capital and appeals from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for an end to sectarian fighting.

  • Iraq government plans reshuffle Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Aug 27 8:33 AM
    Iraq's prime minister plans to reshuffle his cabinet just 100 days after it was formed because of frustrations with some ministers' performance and disloyalty among others, Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih told Reuters.

  • Iraq tries to crack down carefully on militias Open this result in new window
    KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul - Aug 28 7:40 AM
    U.S. and Iraqi military leaders are pressing Iraq's Shiite-dominated government to outlaw armed militias, some of which have close links to parties in

  • Will We Choose to Win in Iraq? Open this result in new window
    The Weekly Standard via Yahoo! News - Aug 28 1:43 PM
    Thirty-eight years ago, American politics was rocked by another politically controversial war.

  • Dozens killed in violence in Iraq, including 8 Americans Open this result in new window
    Coos Bay World Link - Aug 28 12:45 PM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Violence in Iraq left nearly 50 people dead today in a suicide car bombing and clashes between Shiite militia and Iraqi security forces, a brutal contradiction of the prime minister's claim that bloodshed was decreasing.

  • Six American troops killed in Iraq Sunday Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Aug 28 8:34 AM
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Six American soldiers were killed in Iraq on Sunday.

  • 34 killed in clashes between Shiite militia, Iraqi forces in southern Iraq Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - Aug 28 4:34 AM
    DIWANIYAH, Iraq - Clashes between members of a powerful Shiite militia and U.S. and Iraqi troops left at least 34 people dead and 70 injured in the southern city of Diwaniyah, officials said Monday. ...

  • U.S. deaths in Iraq Open this result in new window
    The Plain Dealer - Aug 28 4:31 AM
    As of Sunday, at least 2,623 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,079 died as a result of hostile action.

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    phillyburbs.com - Aug 28 3:49 AM
    DIWANIYAH, Iraq - At least 34 people were killed and dozens injured in gunbattles between Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen loyal to a popular cleric in the southern city of Diwaniyah, officials said Monday.