Posts Tagged ‘sunni’

REUTERS | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July 11, 2011


Syrian forces killed at least one civilian and injured 20 in Homs on Monday during the heaviest raids on the city since troops deployed there two months ago to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad, residents said.


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BAGHDAD, Aug 16 (Reuters) – At least six people were killed when two bombs exploded at a popular restaurant in a predominantly Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhood of eastern Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi police said.

Around 18 people were wounded when the two bombs planted inside and outside of the restaurant exploded almost simultaneously, police said.

A string of bombings since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraqi cities at the end of June has called into question the ability of Iraqi security forces to protect the population from attacks by insurgents like Sunni militant group al Qaeda. (more…)

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Iraqi officials say bombings in Baghdad and northern Iraq have killed at least 44 people.

Two truck bombs exploded near the northern city of Mosul Monday, killing at least 28 people and wounding about 150. Officials say the bombs destroyed some 35 houses in the Shi’ite village of Khazna, about 20 kilometers from Mosul. (more…)

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Seven people have been killed and eight injured in a bombing at the office of a Sunni Muslim political party in central Iraq, police have said.

The blast took place in a building used by the Reform and Development party in the town of Baquba, north-east of the capital Baghdad, police said. (more…)

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By The New York Times

BAGHDAD — The American military admitted Sunday night that a platoon of soldiers raked a car of innocent Iraqi civilians with hundreds of rounds of gunfire and that the military then issued a news release larded with misstatements, asserting that the victims were criminals who had fired on the troops. (more…)

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