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Iraq extremists target Shiite pilgrims

June 30, 2018
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A sniper killed a Shiite pilgrim on a Baghdad bridge Monday while another was killed and six injured in other attacks as tens of thousands of faithful made their way to the southern city of Karbala for a major religious commemoration. (MSNBC — 27 August, 2007)
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s beleaguered prime minister on Sunday lashed out at American critics who have called for his ouster, saying Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carl Levin need to ”come to their senses.”. (New York Times — 26 August, 2007)
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Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-al-Maliki lashed out on Sunday at U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton who had called for him to be replaced. (MSNBC — 27 August, 2007)
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The US president welcomes a deal between Iraq’s Shia, Sunni and Kurdish leaders aimed at forging unity. (BBC News — 28 August, 2007)
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Police ordered a curfew Tuesday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala and ordered more than one million pilgrims to leave after two days of violence claimed least 10 lives during a Shiite religious festival. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2007)
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President Bush aims to inspire patience with the war Tuesday by arguing that the fight against extremists in Iraq is crucial to U.S. security and the future of a strategic, struggling region. (MSNBC — 29 August, 2007)
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A power struggle between rival Shiite groups erupted Tuesday during a religious festival in Karbala, as street battles were waged amid crowds of pilgrims. (New York Times — 29 August, 2007)
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BAGHDAD, Aug. 29 — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared an indefinite curfew in the holy city of Karbala today following vicious riots that left at least 49 people dead. (Washington Post — 29 August, 2007)
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The U.S. military on Saturday said coalition forces south of Baghdad found a site where people were executed and bodies dumped, as 10 more corpses were found in the Iraqi capital. (CNN — 1 minute ago)
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