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Americans briefly held by Iraqi forces

Four US embassy security staff were held by Iraqi forces Thursday over “suspicious” activity in central Baghdad but were released shortly after following an apparent misunderstanding, officials said. The two men and

UN rights chief urges probe of deaths at Iraqi camp

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. human rights chief called on Friday for an independent investigation into the deaths of 34 people at an Iranian dissident camp in Iraq after Iraqi security forces moved against it last week.
“It now seems certain that at least 34 people were killed in Camp Ashraf, including seven or more women,” U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said. “Most were shot, and some appear to have been crushed to death, presumably by vehicles.”
A U.N. spokesman said

Iraqi cleric warns of violence if US troops don’t go

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s fiery anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr will “escalate military resistance” and unleash his Mehdi Army militia if US troops fail to leave Iraq as scheduled this year, his aides said on Saturday.
On the 8th anniversary of the day US forces toppled Saddam Hussein’s statue in Baghdad, senior Sadr aide Hazem al-Araji told tens of thousands of followers: “We say to the Black House (White House), ‘we are all time bombs and the detonators are at the hands of Moqtada