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Two dozen die in Baghdad violence as legislators wrangle over federalism bill

September 25, 2018
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An explosion outside an army recruiting center in Baghdad killed at least 16 Iraqis as lawmakers struggled to break a deadlock over legislation Sunni Arabs fear will split the country into three pieces. (International Herald Tribune — 12 September, 2006)
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A mini bus explosion outside an army recruiting center, a parked car bomb in eastern Baghdad and a string of other attacks on Monday left at least 29 Iraqis dead and more than a dozen wounded. A U.S. soldier also died over the weekend, the military said. (International Herald Tribune — 11 September, 2006)
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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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The leader of Iraq’s biggest Sunni Arab group demanded on Wednesday that the Shiite-led government take steps to disarm militias after the bodies of 65 tortured men were dumped in and around Baghdad. (International Herald Tribune — 14 September, 2006)
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BAGHDAD, Sept. 10 — The main Sunni Arab political bloc boycotted parliament Sunday to protest legislation supported by Shiite Muslims and Kurds that would carve Iraq into a federation of three autonomous states. (Washington Post — 12 September, 2006)
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Gunmen killed at least nine people in separate attacks overnight and on Monday morning in northern Iraq and in the capital, authorities said. (International Herald Tribune — 11 September, 2006)
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The U.S. military on Thursday said sectarian killings had spiked in areas of Baghdad not included in a security sweep, with police reporting at least a dozen killings in the capital — including two American soldiers — and 20 new bodies dumped on the streets. (International Herald Tribune — 8 hours ago)
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Meanwhile, an effort by a group of Shiite lawmakers to promote the partitioning of Iraq into autonomous zones appeared to lose some momentum today. (New York Times — 12 September, 2006)
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BAGHDAD, Sept. 13 — Nearly 100 people were killed or found dead in the Iraqi capital over the past 24 hours, authorities said Wednesday, continuing a wave of sectarian violence that has defied American efforts to thwart the carnage. (Washington Post — 1 hour ago)
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Violence flared across Baghdad on Wednesday, as 60 bodies were reported found and at least 18 people died in attacks on the police. (International Herald Tribune — 14 September, 2006)
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In his first state visit to Iran, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki today asked for support in quelling violence. (New York Times — 13 September, 2006)
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