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  • Probable troop surge in Iraq raises questions about mission, numbers Open this result in new window
    USA Today - 13 minutes ago
    The new plan for Iraq President Bush will unveil within days probably includes increasing U.S. troops there as part of a strategy to save Baghdad, which has sparked intense debate even among advocates who differ on how many troops to send and for how long.
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  • 3,000 troops killed in Iraq: US military Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
    The US military's losses in Iraq have touched 3,000 since the invasion of the country to topple Saddam Hussein in March 2003, according to an AFP count based on Pentagon figures.
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  • More troops for Iraq 'too little, too late': former NATO commander Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 34 minutes ago
    The former commander of NATO forces in Kosovo, General Wesley Clark, has said that sending more US troops to Iraq would be "too little, too late", and could worsen the situation for coalition forces.
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  • Bush fleshes out Iraq strategy details Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 6:20 PM
    President Bush worked Saturday to finish his new war plan that could send as many as 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq and provide more money for jobs and reconstruction programs.
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  • Bush's Iraq plan facing uphill battle on Capitol Hill Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 06 5:59 PM
    President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq is running into trouble on Capitol Hill, with Republicans joining Democrats in raising eyebrows before the president even has a chance to make his case.
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  • Iraq Will Be Petraeus's Knot to Untie Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 06 5:14 PM
    Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is President Bush's choice to become the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, posed a riddle during the initial march to Baghdad four years ago that now becomes his own conundrum to solve: "Tell me how this ends."
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq are 3,006 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 4:30 PM
    As of Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at least 3,006 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 2,414 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • Bush's Iraq plan faces battle on Hill Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 11:58 AM
    President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq is already running into trouble on Capitol Hill, with Republicans joining Democrats in raising eyebrows before the president even makes his case.
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  • Bush shuffles leadership team in Iraq overhaul Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 9:40 AM
    President George W. Bush is embarking on a sweeping overhaul of the US diplomatic and military leadership in Iraq as he puts the finishing touches on a retooled war-fighting strategy.
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  • Iraq experts weigh jobs program Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 9:40 AM
    Just as debate rages over sending more U.S. troops to Iraq, there are differing views about whether economic incentives such as micro-loans and U.S.-funded jobs programs would coax militiamen to trade guns for tools.
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  • UN urges stay of Iraq executions Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 06 5:58 PM
    New UN head Ban Ki-moon urges Iraq to suspend the execution of two of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants.
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  • Bush plan for Iraq requests more troops and more jobs Open this result in new window
    International Herald Tribune - Jan 06 11:41 AM
    Bush's new Iraq strategy could add as many as 20,000 American combat troops to Baghdad in coming months. Left, Iraqis inspected the wreckage after a car bomb exploded in Baghdad Saturday.
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  • Where Are The Medals For Troops In Iraq? Open this result in new window
    CBS News - Jan 06 5:36 PM
    CBS News correspondent Thalia Assuras reports that questions are being raised about why so few medals for valor have been awarded to the men and women who have sacrificed so much in Iraq.
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  • Iraq Kills 30 Militants in New Offensive Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 06 4:37 PM
    Iraq Launches Bid to Clear Baghdad of Violence; Army Says It Killed 30 Militants in Firefight
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  • Democrats May Give Bush Free Hand on Iraq Open this result in new window
    US News & World Report - Jan 06 4:03 PM
    With his big speech on Iraq expected next week, President Bush's strategists say he has a lot more latitude in setting a new policy than his antiwar critics realizeat least for the next few months.
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  • Iraq PM says to launch big new Baghdad crackdown Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 3:35 AM
    Iraq's prime minister on Saturday announced a major crackdown on both Shi'ite militias and Sunni insurgents in Baghdad to stem the rise of killings that are now running at hundreds a week.
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  • Saudi urges policy review, non-interference in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 3:23 AM
    Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called for US-led coalition forces to review their aims in Iraq and for some of the country's neighbors to stop backing religious communities, in an apparent reference to Iran.
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  • Waiting for News on Five Westerners Held in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 06 3:42 PM
    Five foreign contractors kidnapped in Iraq last fall -- four Americans and an Austrian -- are still being held hostage, it would appear. A videotape time-stamped last month shows the men alive.
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  • 'Surge' in Iraq backed by new batch of neocons Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 21 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- Ever since Iraq began spiraling toward chaos, the war's intellectual architects -- the so-called neoconservatives -- have found themselves under attack in Washington policy salons and, more important, within the Bush administration.
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  • Security collapses in Diyala province; U.S. neglect, Iraq security forces blamed Open this result in new window
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 21 minutes ago
    BAQUBA, Iraq -- When U.S. forces killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, six months ago in a village near here, they hoped security would improve in this strategic province just north of Baghdad.
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  • Iraq Launches Drive to Subdue Baghdad Open this result in new window
    ABC News - Jan 06 12:52 PM
    Iraq Launches 1st Battle in Drive to Clear Baghdad of Violence; 30 Militants Reported Dead
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  • Graham to address Iraq war policy Open this result in new window
    The State - 38 minutes ago
    Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a key Republican on the Armed Services Committee, discuss President Bushs upcoming changes in Iraq war policy.
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  • McCain's call to hike troops in Iraq can affect prez hopes Open this result in new window
    Boston Herald - 36 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - John McCain's call for a substantial and sustained influx of U.S. troops in Iraq sets the Republican apart from other candidates for the U.S. presidency - and it could help him or haunt...
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  • Critics slam possible Iraq troop boost Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 11:10 PM
    Days from announcing an overhaul of Iraq strategy, President Bush on Friday encountered a wall of criticism of the U.S. troop escalation that is expected to be the centerpiece of his new war plan.
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  • US embassy confirms kidnapping of US citizen in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 12:13 AM
    The US embassy in Baghdad has confirmed the kidnapping of an American, saying he was working in Iraq as a private security contractor.
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  • Waiting for News on Five Westerners Held in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 06 3:49 PM
    All Things Considered , January 6, 2007 Five foreign contractors kidnapped in Iraq last fall -- four Americans and an Austrian -- are still being held hostage, it would appear. A videotape time-stamped last month shows the men alive.
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  • US Iraq plan calls for more troops, jobs program -- report Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 22 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush's new Iraq strategy calls for a rapid influx of as many as 20,000 new US combat troops to Baghdad, The New York Times reported on its website Saturday.
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  • US combat deaths in Iraq reach 3,000 Open this result in new window
    INQ7.net - 51 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD -- The US military's losses in Iraq touched 3,000 since the invasion of the country to topple Saddam Hussein in March 2003, according to an Agence France-Presse count based on Pentagon figures.
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  • Democrats to Bush: No more troops to Iraq Open this result in new window
    CNN.com - Jan 05 9:25 PM
    The new leaders of Congress on Friday urged President Bush not to pour more U.S. troops into the war in Iraq, calling the idea "a strategy that you have already tried and that has already failed."
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  • Official confirms Australian man detained in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 11:03 PM
    Australian authorities have confirmed that an Australian citizen had been arrested in Iraq for allegedly engaging in anti-coalition activities.
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  • Key Democrats Warn Against More Iraq Troops Open this result in new window
    NPR - Jan 06 8:58 AM
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democratic leaders are telling President Bush they feel it would be a serious mistake to increase U.S. troop levels in Iraq. The comments come as Mr. Bush prepares to unveil his new war strategy.
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  • Troop Surge in Iraq Would Be a `Mistake,' Reid Says (Update1) Open this result in new window
    Bloomberg.com - Jan 06 8:50 AM
    Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said adding a large number of U.S. forces in Iraq would be a mistake.
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  • New Iraq commanders differ Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 7:54 PM
    President Bush is installing two experienced commanders from vastly different backgrounds to carry out the new Iraq policy he will announce next week, substituting them for generals who had qualms about a fresh buildup of U.S. troops in the war zone.
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  • McCains push for more troops in Iraq may cost him politically Open this result in new window
    Army Times - Jan 06 4:50 PM
    WASHINGTON Sen. John McCains call for a substantial and sustained influx of U.S. troops in Iraq sets the Republican apart from other White House candidates and it could help him or haunt him come 2008.
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  • Brown camp say Iraq policy is 'in a rut' Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - 2 hours, 36 minutes ago
    Gordon Brown will seek to rid the government of the political stain from the war in Iraq by making free universal education and combating climate change two pillars of Labour's foreign policy if he becomes prime minister this year, it emerged today.
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  • US Iraq plan to include new troops, jobs for Iraqis: report Open this result in new window
    Khaleej Times - 20 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON - President George W. Bushs new Iraq strategy calls for a rapid influx of as many as 20,000 new US combat troops to Baghdad, supplemented with a jobs program for Iraq costing as much as one billion dollars, The New York Times reported on its website Saturday.
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  • U.S. troop deaths in Iraq reach 3,000 Open this result in new window
    Japan Today - 42 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON The U.S. military's losses in Iraq have reached 3,000 since the invasion of the country to topple Saddam Hussein in March 2003, according to Pentagon figures.
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  • U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq Are 3,006 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! Asia News - Jan 06 4:30 PM
    As of Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at least 3,006 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.
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  • 3,000 troops killed in Iraq: US military Open this result in new window
    The Nation - 2 hours, 28 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD - The US military's losses in Iraq touched 3,000 with the death of a soldier in small arms fire near Baghdad, according to an AFP count based on Pentagon figures Sunday.
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  • Bush overhauls Iraq team before policy shift Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 6:53 PM
    President Bush on Friday shuffled U.S. military commanders for Iraq ahead of a policy shift on the war next week but faced resistance from Democrats to a proposal to increase troops there.
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  • Iraq Kills 30 Militants in New Offensive Open this result in new window
    RedNova - 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
    By STEVEN R. HURST and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA BAGHDAD, Iraq - In the opening battle of a major drive to tame the violent capital, the Iraqi army reported it killed 30 militants Saturday in a firefight in a Sunni insurgent stronghold just north of the heavily fortified Green Zone.
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  • FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Jan 7 Open this result in new window
    AlertNet - 2 hours, 39 minutes ago
    Source: Reuters Jan 7 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 0230 GMT on Sunday: BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier was killed by small arms fire in southwest Baghdad on Saturday, the U.S. military ...
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  • Chirac: Iraq war destabilized Mideast Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 7:24 PM
    French President Jacques Chirac gave a tough critique of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and its fallout on Friday, saying the war destabilized the entire Middle East and allowed terrorism to spread.
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  • Bush: Saddam's Death Won't End Violence In Iraq Open this result in new window
    KXAN 36 Austin - 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
    Crawford -- President Bush says Saddam Hussein's execution marks "the end of a difficult year for the Iraqi people and for our troops." But Bush cautioned that Saddam's death will not halt the violence in Iraq.
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  • A New Commander, in Step With the White House on Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 05 6:22 PM
    As a supporter of increased forces in Iraq, Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus is expected to back a rapid five-brigade expansion.
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  • Iraq Kills 30 Militants in New Offensive Open this result in new window
    The Times and Democrat - 2 hours, 26 minutes ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - In the opening battle of a major drive to tame the violent capital, the Iraqi army reported it killed 30 militants Saturday in a firefight in a Sunni insurgent stronghold just north of the heavily fortified Green Zone.
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  • Bush Facing a Deep Divide With Democrats Over Talk of Increasing Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 05 6:52 PM
    A call for more troops in Iraq could set the stage for a major confrontation with Senate Democrats over a new war strategy.
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  • Blood and oil: How the West will profit from Iraq's most precious commodity Open this result in new window
    Independent - Jan 06 4:21 PM
    So was this what the Iraq war was fought for, after all? As the number of US soldiers killed since the invasion rises past the 3,000 mark, and President George Bush gambles on sending in up to 30,000 more troops, The Independent on Sunday has learnt that the Iraqi government is about to push through a law giving Western oil companies the right to exploit the country's massive oil reserves.
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  • Iraq poised to end drought for thirsting oil giants Open this result in new window
    Independent - Jan 06 4:17 PM
    For more than three decades, foreign oil companies wanting into Iraq have been like children pressed against the sweet shop window - desperately seeking to feast on the goodies but having no way of getting through the door.
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  • Iraq PM warns over Saddam hanging Open this result in new window
    BBC News - Jan 06 3:29 AM
    Iraq PM Nouri Maliki says his government may review ties with any country criticising Saddam Hussein's hanging.
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  • Future of Iraq: The spoils of war Open this result in new window
    Independent - Jan 06 4:21 PM
    Iraq's massive oil reserves, the third-largest in the world, are about to be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies under a controversial law which is expected to come before the Iraqi parliament within days.
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  • A last chance for Iraq to save itself from civil war Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 06 4:18 PM
    America's new military strategy for Iraq, which began emerging yesterday, leaves room for a new optimism.
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  • 2006 was deadliest year for U.S. troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Navy Times - Jan 06 2:06 PM
    The year 2006 proved to be the bloodiest year of the Iraq war for U.S. troops, and December was the third deadliest month, according to new Pentagon data.
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  • Democrats warn Bush against Iraq buildup Open this result in new window
    Chicago Tribune - Jan 06 4:40 AM
    No final decision made on surge, White House says With President Bush just days from announcing "a new way forward" in Iraq, the Democratic congressional leaders emphatically urged the president on Friday to reject the surge of additional U.S. military forces that the White House is considering.
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  • White House announces personnel changes to pave way for new Iraq policy Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - Jan 06 6:25 PM
    The White House has announced a series of personnel changes in U.S. President George W. Bush's foreign policy team and the U.S. military leadership in Iraq, which analysts said were designed to pave way for the new policy on Iraq that Bush is expected to unveil next week.
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  • Pakistan is for sustainable peace in Iraq: PM Open this result in new window
    People's Daily - 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
    Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Saturday said that Pakistan fully supported the sovereignty of Iraq and described peace, security and internal harmony as crucial elements for its future.
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  • By Zeus, what an Olympian plan to bring peace to Iraq Open this result in new window
    Guardian Unlimited - Jan 06 4:18 PM
    I have for some time now been considering the situation in Iraq and how best to come up with a new course of action that will help bring an end to the deep religious factionalism that divides this deepest religiously factionalised land.
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  • On Second Thought... Senators Would Change Iraq Vote Open this result in new window
    KTRE-TV East Texas - Jan 06 5:13 PM
    As the new Democrat-controlled House and Senate take power this month, the Iraq war will be the front-and-center issue.
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  • Division over Iraq threatens Democratic euphoria Open this result in new window
    Lincoln Journal Star - Jan 06 4:56 PM
    As the applause of their first days in power fades, Democrats face the daunting reality that their reign probably will be judged not on easy tasks such as raising the minimum wage, but on how they handle the Iraq war, an issue that divides their own party and defies easy solution.
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  • Iran: US, UK foment sectarian differences in Iraq Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Jan 06 6:31 PM
    Iran's ambassador to Thailand Thursday said that following successive defeats and the execution of Saddam Hossein, the US and UK are seeking to stir up sectarian discord in Iraq.
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  • US general points the finger over 'doomed' troop policy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Independent - Jan 06 4:20 PM
    Wesley Clark, the former Nato commander who led the 1999 war in Kosovo, is urging President George Bush not to send more troops to Iraq, saying the "surge" in forces being considered by the White House would be too little, too late and could only deepen the hole that the United States and its allies have dug themselves.
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  • Brown 'to refocus' UK foreign policy away from Iraq debacle Open this result in new window
    ArabicNews.com - Jan 06 6:31 PM
    UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown will seek to refocus Britain's foreign policy away from the debacle in Iraq if, as expected, he succeeds Tony Blair as prime minister later this year.
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  • Iran resumes exports to Iraq via Mehran border Open this result in new window
    IranMania.com - 41 minutes ago
    LONDON, January 7 (IranMania) - Iran resumed export of non-oil goods to Iraq via the international border point of Mehran, a local official said, IRNA reported.
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  • Bush fleshes out details of his new strategy in Iraq Open this result in new window
    WIS News 10 Columbia - Jan 06 5:31 PM
    President Bush is working to finish his new Iraq war plan.
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  • US Should Change Course in Iraq: Sultan Open this result in new window
    Arab News - Jan 06 4:20 PM
    JEDDAH, 7 January 2007 Saudi Arabia has urged the United States to change course in Iraq and warned against the break-up of the country along ethnic or religious lines amid growing sectarian violence.
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  • U.S. military deaths in Iraq hit 3,006 Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 4:32 PM
    As of Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at least 3,006 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 2,414 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
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  • McCain backs calls for new Iraq push Open this result in new window
    Financial Times - Jan 06 2:11 PM
    John McCain, the leading Republican presidential hopeful, yesterday strongly endorsed a neo-conservative think tank report that many see as the basis for the "new way forward in Iraq" strategy that George W. Bush will unveil next week.
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  • Iraq premier vows to crush insurgency Open this result in new window
    The Peninsula - Jan 06 5:09 PM
    baghdad Iraqs Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki said yesterday that Iraqi forces would launch a new effort with US troops in a supporting role to wrest control of Baghdads neighbourhoods from militias and other sectarian killers.
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  • Democrats to Bush: Time to end Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 2:34 PM
    The US Congress's new Democratic leaders piled political heat on President George W. Bush over Iraq, days before his expected rollout of a new last-ditch strategy for the chaos-torn country.
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  • AP's Editor Criticizes Those Who Questioned Iraq Source Open this result in new window
    Editor and Publisher via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 3:48 PM
    NEW YORK Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Friday criticized those who questioned the existence of an AP Iraq source, who was proven this week to be real, saying the scrutiny has now endangered the man's life.
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  • Bush shuffles top aides as Iraq speech looms Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 2:22 PM
    US President George W. Bush named a new spy chief and filled a critical diplomatic vacancy as he put the last touches on a retooled Iraq strategy and his critics demanded he end the war.
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  • Dems criticize possible Iraq troop surge Open this result in new window
    USA Today - Jan 05 1:56 PM
    Congress' new Democratic chiefs criticized plans President Bush is considering to boost U.S. troop strength in Iraq as the White House reshuffled its military leaders in the Middle East and its national security team.
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  • Iraq's prime minister defends execution of Saddam Open this result in new window
    WSTM-TV NBC 3 - 2 hours, 1 minute ago
    BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's prime minister is defending his government's execution of Saddam Hussein.
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  • Pentagon names new top generals for Iraq, Central Command Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 2:50 PM
    President George W. Bush replaced the US generals in charge of Iraq and crucial Central Command, in the latest moves in a shake-up of key US diplomatic, intelligence and military personnel.
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  • Saudi Arabia asks US to review Iraq aims Open this result in new window
    Dawn - 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
    RIYADH, Jan 6: Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz has said that the US should review its aims and objectives in Iraq, and the neighbouring countries should stop backing communities on the basis of religion.
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  • UK terror threat of 100 British Muslims fighting in Iraq war Open this result in new window
    Daily Mail - Jan 06 2:23 PM
    Intelligence oficials fear a 'foreign legion' of more than 100 British-born Muslims fighting alongside insurgents in Iraq could return to the UK to trigger a fresh wave of terror attacks
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  • Bush reshuffles Iraq team Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Jan 06 2:14 PM
    U.S. President George W. Bush is preparing to reshuffle his team in Iraq before he unveils a new Iraq strategy next week.
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  • White House shifting commanders in Iraq Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 1:40 PM
    The White House announced a shuffling of U.S. military leaders in the Iraq war Friday as Congress' new Democratic chiefs criticized plans President Bush is considering to boost U.S. troop strength in the war zone.
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  • Funeral services held for local soldier killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    KHOU - Jan 06 3:31 PM
    Private First Class Nathaniel Given, the fifth Galveston County resident to be killed in the war in Iraq, was laid to rest in Dickinson Saturday afternoon.
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  • Sectarian violence holds Iraq back Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Jan 06 2:08 PM
    2006 witnessed stunning attacks in Iraq. The insurgency against the United States has almost been overshadowed by relentless sectarian conflicts between Sunni and Shiite militias.
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  • In Iraq, counting on stubborn and dealing with the tired - Haaretz - Israel News Open this result in new window
    Haaretz Daily - Jan 06 5:01 PM
    In my weekend column in the print edition, that?s already somewhat outdated (it was written Wednesday, before some of the information on Bush?s new appointments were made), I wrote about the administration and its new Iraq policy.
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  • Marine Killed In Iraq To Be Laid To Rest Open this result in new window
    WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 2:29 PM
    The body of a Tri-State Marine killed last month in Iraq arrived Friday at Lunken Airport.
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  • Bush picks new commanders for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 1:50 PM
    President George W. Bush chose two new commanders on Friday to lead U.S. military efforts in Iraq as he prepares to revamp his war strategy.
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  • Financial Times calls for US to stop Turkey from entering Iraq Open this result in new window
    Zaman Online - Jan 06 2:16 PM
    The Financial Times joined calls to the United States to deploy more troops in an effort to prevent an invasion to northern Iraq by Turkey.
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  • Democrats mull trying to cap Iraq troops levels Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 1:47 PM
    The Congress could possibly limit the number of U.S. troops in Iraq by forcing President George W. Bush to seek approval from lawmakers for additional deployments, a top Democratic senator said on Friday.
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  • Sens. McCain and Liberman Deliver Remarks on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 05 11:49 AM
    Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sen. Lieberman (I.-Conn.), deliver remarks at an American Enterprise Institute forum on Iraq on Friday.
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  • PELOSI WARNS BUSH: IT'S TIME TO CUT TROOPS / IRAQ CONFLICT: New House speaker tells president Congress won't support ... Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 06 3:37 AM
    New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent President Bush a stark message on Friday as he prepared a controversial new move in Iraq -- his policy on the war is "over.'' Bush is widely reported to be ready to announce a "surge'' early next week of 20,000 to...
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  • TOUGH ASSIGNMENT: New top U.S. general in Iraq praised by some as both nation-builder and warrior Open this result in new window
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 06 3:37 AM
    By naming Army Lt. Gen. David Petraeus as the top American military commander in Iraq, President Bush has done roughly what Apple Computer's board of directors did when they brought back Steve Jobs in 1996: turned to a popular figure with a reputation for...
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  • Gates picks new U.S. commanders for Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 12:55 PM
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended two new commanders to lead U.S. military efforts in Iraq, the Pentagon said on Friday, as President George W. Bush prepares a new strategy to win the war.
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  • Democrats to Bush: Time to end Iraq war Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 11:57 AM
    The US Congress's new Democratic leaders warned President George W. Bush that surging more troops into Iraq would fail and it was time to end the war, days before his expected unveiling of a new US strategy.
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  • Top Democrats Oppose More Troops in Iraq Open this result in new window
    New York Times - Jan 05 11:37 AM
    As President Bush prepares to present his new strategy on Iraq, Democratic Congressional leaders said today they will fight any approach that calls for deploying more U.S. troops.
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  • Soldier Killed in Iraq Open this result in new window
    Observer-Reporter - Jan 06 1:08 PM
    A former Canonsburg man was killed Friday in Iraq. Michael Mundell, 47, of Kentucky, was killed by a roadside bomb. He leaves behind a wife and four children.
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  • Pelosi, Reid Urge Bush To Begin Iraq Pullout Open this result in new window
    Washington Post - Jan 05 11:55 AM
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid declared yesterday that "it is time to bring the war to a close" and warned President Bush that sending more U.S. troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic majorities that have just taken over Congress.
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  • Bush Poised to Stake His All on Iraq Victory Open this result in new window
    DEBKAfile - Jan 06 11:54 AM
    President George W. Bush is poised to stake every US resource to hand on a no-holds-barred military operation all the way to victory in Iraq, after first bringing Baghdad under control.
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  • Bush readies Iraq plan, shuffles leaders Open this result in new window
    AP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 10:06 AM
    President Bush is putting the finishing touches on his new Iraq plan, reshuffling his national security team and military leadership in the wartorn country and scheduling private briefings at home with key lawmakers.
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  • UN chief urges Iraq to suspend executions Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 5:50 PM
    UN chief Ban Ki-moon has "strongly" urged the Iraqi government to suspend imminent executions amid an international outcry over the bungled hanging of Saddam Hussein a week ago.
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  • Democrats to Bush: No escalation in Iraq Open this result in new window
    NorthJersey.com - Jan 06 6:03 AM
    WASHINGTON -- In a strongly worded letter to President Bush, the Democratic leaders of Congress said Friday that they oppose any escalation, or "surge," of U.S. troop strength in Iraq, as Bush is expected to propose next week.
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  • White House plans to juggle Iraq, Mideast commanders Open this result in new window
    Detroit Free Press - Jan 06 2:29 AM
    WASHINGTON -- Days from announcing an overhaul of Iraq strategy, President George W. Bush on Friday encountered a wall of criticism of the U.S. troop escalation that is expected to be the centerpiece of his new war plan. Bush also reshuffled his war commanders, installing a new team to support the policies he is to announce next week.
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  • Bush begins reshuffle before policy shift on Iraq Open this result in new window
    Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 10:13 AM
    President Bush on Friday nominated former Baghdad envoy John Negroponte to be deputy secretary of state as part of a reshuffle of his diplomatic and military team ahead of a policy shift on Iraq.
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  • Bush names new spy chief with Iraq speech looming Open this result in new window
    AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 05 9:56 AM
    US President George W. Bush named a new spy chief and filled a critical diplomatic vacancy as he put the last touches on a retooled Iraq strategy that critics charge may escalate the war.
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