Kirk Semple

Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times

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Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times

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The death toll has risen to at least 180 after yesterday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad, the worst attack since February, when US and Iraqi forces began their security crackdown.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Is in Baghdad

The death toll has risen to at least 180 after yesterday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad, the worst attack since February, when US and Iraqi forces began their security crackdown.

from To the Point

The southern Iraqi city of Amarah was taken over by the Mahdi Army today.

Iraqi Troops Regain Control of Amarah after Mahdi-Army Takeover

The southern Iraqi city of Amarah was taken over by the Mahdi Army today.

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