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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Things I Didn't Know About Iraq

US forces have been shelling the city of Tal Affar near the Syrian border (population 570,000). Caught between the US and insurgent, thousands of families have been forced to flee. (via)

The number of Iraqis killed in Baghdad last month was only 700 less than the US death toll since April 2003. (via)

Forces loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr and the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) clashed violently following attacks on a Sadrist office in Najaf. (via)

According to police in Baghdad, 56 civillians were killed in US airstrikes in the west of the country on Monday. (via)

The Iraqi Islamic Party has accused elements in the Ministry of the Interior of kidnapping 36 citizens from Hurriyah Township in Baghdad. The party alleged that the victims had subsequently been shot and thrown in the Tigris.

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