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Iraq takes control of army amid raging violence

June 30, 2018
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Iraq has begun taking control of its military from the United States on Thursday, amid a fresh wave of deadly attacks on Iraqi forces in Baghdad, Reuters news agency reported. (Aljazeera — 8 September, 2006)
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The Iraqi authorities begin taking control of their armed forces from the US-led coalition. (BBC News — 8 September, 2006)
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A suicide car bomber targets a petrol station used by Iraqi police vehicles in Baghdad, one of several new attacks. (BBC News — 8 September, 2006)
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A roadside bomb in Baghdad and a mortar attack on Shiite pilgrims south of the capital killed five people Friday, a day before tens of thousands of people were expected in the Shiite holy city of Karbala for a religious festival. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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The Iraqi government on Thursday formally took over command of its armed forces from the U.S.-led coalition, a major step on its painful path toward independence and an essential move before international troops can eventually withdraw. (MSNBC — 7 September, 2006)
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Five bomb attacks, including suicide car bombs, in Baghdad killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 Thursday. (International Herald Tribune — 8 September, 2006)
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The report from a morgue official casts doubt on the effectiveness of an American operation to reduce violence. (New York Times — 8 September, 2006)
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Three bomb attacks targeting police patrols in Baghdad left at least four people dead and more than 40 wounded on Thursday morning, police said. (International Herald Tribune — 7 September, 2006)
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Iraq’s Sunni Arab vice president renewed his call for Sunni-led insurgents to quickly join the Shiite prime minister’s national reconciliation effort, while a Shiite festival that drew millions of pilgrims was held without bloodshed Saturday. (MSNBC — 10 September, 2006)
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The U.S. military did not count people killed by bombs, mortars, rockets or other mass attacks when it reported a dramatic drop in the number of murders in the Baghdad area last month, the U.S. command said Monday. (CNN — 10 minutes ago)
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A boycott by Iraqi political groups Sunday caused parliament to again put off a rancorous debate on a federalism bill that Sunni Arabs fear will divide Iraq and fuel sectarian bloodshed. (MSNBC — 11 September, 2006)
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