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Iraq vows to free thousands of prisoners

July 1, 2018
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IRAQ’S top five political leaders have announced an agreement torelease thousands of prisoners being held without charge and toreform a law that has kept thousands of members of Saddam Hussein’spolitical party out of government jobs. (Sydney Morning Herald — 28 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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Iraq’s PM hits back at US senators Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin, who have called for him to be removed. (BBC News — 27 August, 2007)
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GOP Sen. John Warner, who wants U.S. troops to start coming home from Iraq by Christmas, said Sunday he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon. (MSNBC — 27 August, 2007)
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Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said that Hillary Rodham Clinton and Carl Levin had spoken “as if Iraq is one of their cities.” (New York Times — 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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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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Iraq’s former interim prime minister accused Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of fomenting the sectarian violence plaguing the war-ravaged nation and said Sunday he will return to Baghdad soon to “reverse the course in Iraq.” (CNN — 27 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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Iraq has met only three of 18 targets being used to measure its progress, a US watchdog is said to have concluded. (BBC News — 5 hours ago)
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