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US Downed Iranian Drone Over Iraq - Washington Post Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:23:45 GMT

AFP

US Downed Iranian Drone Over Iraq
Washington Post, United States
In a departure from Bush administration policy, President Obama has said he would be open to engaging Iran, which borders both Iraq and Afghanistan. Officials at Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries confirmed the US military report. ...
U.S. shot Iranian drone aircraft over Iraq in February Los Angeles Times
Iranian drone 'shot down in Iraq' BBC News
US Says It Shot Down Iranian Drone Over Iraq Voice of America
Reuters - The Associated Press
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Iraq: Country Headed in New Direction - ABC News Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:39:43 GMT

BBC News

Iraq: Country Headed in New Direction
ABC News
For Americans, getting in the car and driving wherever you want is something pretty much taken for granted, but not in Iraq, where for years the roads have been plagued with roadside bombs, unofficial checkpoints run by death squads and a whole cast of ...
Majority 'want Iraq war inquiry' BBC News
Majority of Britons Wants Iraq War Public Inquiry, Poll Finds Bloomberg
Optimism about the future returns to Iraq Philadelphia Metro
Scotsman - ABC News
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Deadly Violence Mars Soccer Game in Iraq - New York Times Mon, 16 Mar 2009 15:11:49 GMT

The Money Times

Deadly Violence Mars Soccer Game in Iraq
New York Times, United States
By Jeffrey Marcus The Associated Press reported this morning about a tragic sounding end to a soccer game south of Baghdad. According to a police official, a forward for the amateur team Buhairat was in on goal with only the keeper to beat during a ...
Footballer shot dead in Iraq Straits Times
Iraqi soccer fan shoots player dead Reuters
Fan shoots striker dead to stop goal Scotsman
United Press International - guardian.co.uk
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AP IMPACT: Back from Iraq, Killer Blue looks ahead - The Associated Press Mon, 16 Mar 2009 17:50:21 GMT

Rocky Mount Telegram

AP IMPACT: Back from Iraq, Killer Blue looks ahead
The Associated Press
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — On his first morning home from Iraq, Lt. Rusty Morris woke at dawn, next to his wife, their son tucked between them. Loyal, who was just a baby when Morris deployed 15 months earlier, touched his father's face and ears as he ...
Lt. Rusty Morris: `We really helped people' The Associated Press
Spc. Nathan Stopps: `A privilege to fight a war' The Associated Press
Sgt. Jon Fleenor: `There's no way to understand' The Associated Press
The Associated Press
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In Iraq withdrawal, equipment poses a key logistical challenge - Los Angeles Times Mon, 16 Mar 2009 07:00:15 GMT

New York Times

In Iraq withdrawal, equipment poses a key logistical challenge
Los Angeles Times, CA
By Julian E. Barnes Reporting from Washington -- The American withdrawal from Iraq marks the beginning of one of the largest relocations of military hardware and manpower in recent years. But much of the equipment will not be returning to the United ...
For US, Drones Are Weapons of Choice New York Times
US Engineers Help Iraq, Afghanistan Self-govern Systems
Rethink the Afghanistan surge Christian Science Monitor
United Press International - Dallas Morning News
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Iraqi president: Independent Kurdish state in Iraq "impossible" - Xinhua Mon, 16 Mar 2009 16:19:31 GMT

Straits Times

Iraqi president: Independent Kurdish state in Iraq "impossible"
Xinhua, China
ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Monday here that an independent Kurdish state in Iraq is "impossible," local Sahab daily reported. An independent Kurdish state in Iraq was "impossible," said Talabani, ...
Kurdish independence just a dream, Talabani tells Turkey Reuters
Iraq’s Talabani rules out Kurdish state as a dream Hürriyet
Iraq's president confirms will step down next year Reuters India
New York Times - The Associated Press
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US soldier dies in Iraq - Xinhua Mon, 16 Mar 2009 20:21:55 GMT

PRESS TV

US soldier dies in Iraq
Xinhua, China
... added that the incident is currently under investigation. The latest death raised the toll of the US soldiers who have been killed in Iraq to 4258 since the US-led invasion in Iraq in March 2003, according to media count based on Pentagon figures.
US loses another soldier in Iraq PRESS TV
Warning shot kills Iraqi girl CNN
US soldiers kill Iraqi girl Canada.com
RTT News - Hartford Courant
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US Moves to Replace Contractors in Iraq - Washington Post Tue, 17 Mar 2009 02:01:43 GMT

Washington Times

US Moves to Replace Contractors in Iraq
Washington Post, United States
By Karen DeYoung The decision not to renew Blackwater Worldwide's security contract in Iraq when it expires in early May has left the State Department scrambling to fill a protection gap for US diplomats and civilian officials there. ...
New deal for Blackwater bucks decision by Iraq Washington Times
Xe returns to training roots after 'implosion in the swamp' The Virginian-Pilot
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US Military: Troop Pullback Will Improve Security in Iraq - Voice of America Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:27:32 GMT

Los Angeles Times

US Military: Troop Pullback Will Improve Security in Iraq
Voice of America
By VOA News A US military official says security in Iraq will actually improve after US combat troops have withdrawn from Iraqi cities, which is set to happen by mid-year. US Brigadier General Frederick Rudesheim emphasized to reporters in Baghdad ...
Iraq's al-Maliki: US will stay in insecure areas The Associated Press
Moving Troops to Iraq's Rural Areas Will Boost Security, General Says Systems
Some US soldiers to stay: Iraq Taipei Times
Forbes - The Associated Press
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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4259 - The Associated Press Mon, 16 Mar 2009 23:40:43 GMT

US military deaths in Iraq war at 4259
The Associated Press
As of Monday, March 16, 2009, at least 4259 members of the US military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. ...