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Basra (Iraq)

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  • Dragged and Run Over Dog Gets Surgery

    Dragged and Run Over Dog Gets Surgery
    It’s been a long journey for Baby, the bulldog that was dragged by a truck and backed over on August 2 in Olivehurst. A month later, she’s getting surgery at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Bikram Basra who runs the hospital was the...
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel who died in Afghanistan and Iraq or at a military hospital of their injuries: Pedro A. Barboza Flores, 27, of Glendale; lance corporal, Marine Corps. Barboza Flores was...
  • Britain returns control of Basra to Iraq

    During a low-key ceremony Sunday, Britain formally handed over control of security responsibility for Basra province to Iraqi authorities, marking a significant step toward full Iraqi sovereignty. "This day is a big day in the history of Basra and the...
  • Iraq's Sunnis celebrate holiday with a renewed vigor

    Iraq's Sunnis celebrate holiday with a renewed vigor
    Thousands of Sunni Muslim faithful bowed their heads at dawn Wednesday in mosques around Baghdad for the first prayers of the Eid al-Adha holiday -- a time of renewed hope after months of reduced bloodshed, yet tinged with sadness for those not there to...
  • Shades of gray in Basra

    In the painful years since 9/11, President Bush has sought to provide Americans with a morally coherent narrative to explain our two long wars and other costly foreign involvements. And although the probity of the Iraq war has been widely debated, most...
  • Story of the scarf still waits to be told

    Story of the scarf still waits to be told
    The Iraqi woman with bone-thin hands and a beauty mark on her right cheek holds secrets in her scarf. It is yellow and stained with blood, and it made the journey with Nour Khal from a dark road in Basra to an airy bedroom in Manhattan. Now it is...
  • Blair to Announce Iraq Withdrawal Plan

    LONDON -- Prime Minister Tony Blair will announce on Wednesday a new timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, with 1,500 to return home in several weeks, British media reported. Blair will also tell the House of Commons during his...
  • Battered Capital's Spirits Rise

    For nine hours Sunday, central Baghdad was seized by a phantom. Rumors circulated that a British plane had been shot down and that its two pilots had ejected and were hiding in the reeds along the Tigris River. Security men and hundreds of spectators,...
  • Baghdad in U.S. Hands

    U.S. troops broke Saddam Hussein's 24-year grip on the Iraqi capital Wednesday as cheering, dancing crowds shouted, "Oh, Iraq!" and, with help from the Marines, toppled a four-story statue of the president, dragging its head in the streets while...
  • U.S. Forces Enter Iraq

    U.S. and British troops swept into southern Iraq on Thursday in an invasion aimed at Baghdad, where a new wave of missiles and bombs struck a presidential compound housing several government departments at the heart of Saddam Hussein's power. The...
  • Sanctions bring unintended result, observers say

    Inspectors with high-tech gear and a United Nations mandate charge around this southern seaport, on this day examining ships loaded with beans and rice to make sure they are not concealing electronics, or chemicals or even weapons, banned under the strict...