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Mohammed Tawfeeq | CNN | July 16, 2011

Baghdad (CNN) — Separate blasts in Iraq killed nine people and left dozens wounded in attacks targeting pilgrims near the Shiite holy city of Karbala, authorities said Saturday.

An additional 70 people were wounded in the three blasts between Friday and Saturday, the Interior Ministry officials said.

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Dawn | Syed Irfan Raza | June 14, 2011

ISLAMABAD: It is official. The peaceful interlude in Islamabad is over. Two consecutive blasts, including the suicide attack on a bank on Monday, have shattered the calm that pervaded in Islamabad for over a year, though security experts are still unclear of the significance of the two targets. (more…)

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BBC News | June 7, 2011

At least 30 people have been killed in heavy clashes in the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar, officials have said.

The violence, which officials blame on al-Qaeda militants, comes days after President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country after being injured in an attack on his compound.

Government officials routinely blame violence in the country on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

There were also reports of violence in Yemen’s second largest city, Taiz. According to the AFP news agency, it is now controlled by government opponents.

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Boston Globe | Associated Press | June 3, 2011

KABUL — The top NATO commander in Afghanistan said yesterday that he is committed to reducing the loss of innocent lives to an absolute minimum.  (more…)

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IRIN

4 May, 2011

PESHAWAR, 4 May 2011 (IRIN) – The death of al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden after an operation involving US aircraft and ground forces in Pakistan has raised fears of possible revenge attacks by militants against various targets, including civilians. (more…)

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Eurasia Review, By David Clark

May 3, 201

On 27 November 2008, the Iraqi Parliament ratified the final Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the United States. Under SOFA, U.S. combat forces would withdraw from Iraqi cities by 30 June 2009, and all U.S. forces will be completely out of Iraq by 31 December 2011, but allowing for further negotiation if Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s Prime Minister, believes the country is not stable enough. (more…)

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5/3/11

By: Malyun Ali

MOGADISHU (RBC) Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed claimed victory over Al-Shabab after a day-long fighting between government forces and the Al-Shabab rebels occurred in Garbaharey town of Gedo region.

The fighting broke out early on Monday morning after Al-Shahab fighters attacked government controlled town of Garbaharey which is the provincial capital of Gedo region.

At least 15 persons from the warring sides and civilians were killed in the fighting that ended in the evening of Monday while twenty more wounded people were taken to hospitals, health officials confirmed RBC Radio. (more…)

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