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Zero Dark Thirty

Cameron Hines

February 14, 2013

Four years after her success with The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow returns to the War in Iraq with Zero Dark Thirty. And just like in her last movie, Bigelow focuses on a group of people involved in the war effort that may not get as much credit as others. In this case, the movie follows the people responsible...

Suicide Car Bomber Kills 19 Outside Prison in Iraq

The Associated Press

November 30, 2011

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber slammed a car packed with explosives into the gate of a prison north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 19 people, Iraqi officials said. Also, a rare explosion inside Baghdad's heavily protected Green Zone killed one person, officials said. The prison bombing i...

US to Hand Over Iraq Bases and Equipment Worth Billions

Sara J Dufort

October 5, 2011

With the war in Iraq over, and only three months left until the last United States troops are due to leave, the government and military officials have to decide what to do with billions of dollars worth of equipment. While most citizens believe that it would be easiest to send it home, the decision...

Signs of Political Progress as Iraqi Leaders Meet

The Associated Press

November 10, 2010

IRBIL, Iraq – Leaders of all the main Iraqi political blocs met Monday for the first time since March elections in a new push to break the eight-month deadlock over forming a new government. Car bombs struck the country’s two holiest cities and killed 14 people, a reminder that insurgents rem...

Obama Declares Combat Mission in Iraq Over

Kait Richmond

September 8, 2010

On August 31, President Obama addressed the nation to announce that the combat mission in Iraq had ended. “Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country.” Two weeks ago, the Army’s Fourth Striker Brigade, America’s last comba...

Deadly Blasts Rock Baghdad; “Chemical Ali” Hanged

The Associated Press

January 28, 2010

BAGHDAD – Suicide bombers struck near three hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen Monday just as Iraq announced the execution of Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin known as "Chemical Ali." At least 36 people were killed and more than 80 injured, security officials said. The ...

Ex-soldier gets 5 life sentences Iraqi deaths

Liz De La Torre

September 4, 2009

From The Associated Press PADUCAH, Ky. – A former soldier received five consecutive life sentences Friday for his role in the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and the slaying of three of her family members. "What the defendant did was horrifying and inexcusable," U.S. District Judge Thomas Russe...

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