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Iraqi police colonel assassinated near home

July 1, 2018
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An Iraqi police colonel was gunned down near his home in Afak on Sunday, marking the third government official killed in the Iraqi Shiite town in five weeks, an Interior Ministry official said. (CNN — 17 September, 2007)
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Al Qaeda in Iraq claimed responsibility for the assassination of a Sunni sheik who had united with U.S. forces to fight the terrorist group in Anbar province. (CNN — 15 September, 2007)
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BAGHDAD Sept. 16- — U.S. soldiers captured a man they believe was responsible for killing Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, the leader of a Sunni tribal movement in western Iraq and a close American ally, U.S. military officials said Sunday. (Washington Post — 16 September, 2007)
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Bombings and shootings claim at least 22 lives in Iraq, a day after militants pledge Ramadan attacks. (BBC News — 16 September, 2007)
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BAGHDAD, Sept. 15 — The followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will withdraw from Iraq’s leading political alliance, a spokesman for the group said Saturday. (Washington Post — 16 September, 2007)
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In a sign of its frustration with the government, the movement of the anti-American cleric Moktada al-Sadr announced it would withdraw from the largest political bloc in Parliament. (New York Times — 16 September, 2007)
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of fighters linked to al-Qaida in Iraq streamed into Shiite villages north of Baghdad on Sunday, torching homes and killing at least 15 people before Iraqi police and defiant residents drove them away, police and army officials said. (New York Times — 17 September, 2007)
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Allies of Sheik Abdul Sattar Buzaigh al-Rishawi, also known as Abu Risha, a Sunni leader in Iraq’s Anbar province who was killed this week, said they would avenge his death. (New York Times — 15 September, 2007)
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Iraq’s Interior Ministry has revoked the license of Blackwater Security Consulting, an American firm whose contractors are blamed for a Sunday gunbattle in Baghdad that left eight civilians dead. (CNN — 17 September, 2007)
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A car bomb struck a bakery crowded with customers lining up for bread, killing at least 11 people on Saturday as they ended their daytime Ramadan fast, officials said. (MSNBC — 16 September, 2007)
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