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Iraq Banks Billions in Surpluses, GAO Says

June 30, 2018
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Iraq’s oil income will more than double this year, even as Baghdad continues to spend only a small percentage of its own money on reconstruction and services while it banks billions in surplus funds, according to projections by U.S. government auditors.

(Washington Post — 10 hours ago)
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BAGHDAD, Aug 4 — Roadside bombs killed two American soldiers and wounded a third Monday as their patrol drove through eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

(Washington Post — 5 August, 2008)
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BAGHDAD, Aug. 3 — Iraqi lawmakers on Sunday failed to settle a dispute over the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and pass a provincial elections bill viewed as vital for national reconciliation, despite intense pressure from the United States and the United Nations.

(Washington Post — 4 August, 2008)
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BAGHDAD Iraqi political leaders met Sunday to try to reach a deal that would allow provincial elections to proceed, but they again failed to agree, further dimming prospects that the elections would be held this year. (New York Times — 4 August, 2008)
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A truck bomb exploded during rush hour Sunday on a busy commercial street in northern Baghdad, killing at least 12 people and wounding about two dozen, Iraqi police and health officials said. (MSNBC — 3 August, 2008)
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BAGHDAD, Aug. 1 — The death toll for Iraqi civilians and members of Iraq’s security forces fell to 851 last month, less than in the previous two months, according to Iraqi government figures.

(Washington Post — 2 August, 2008)
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