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Ramadi

US Marines fought running battles in the streets with several thousand insurgents, he killed 40 people. For his deadly track record as a marksman during his deployment to Ramadi, the insurgents named him 'Al-Shaitan Ramad' - the Devil of Rahmadi - and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. His most legendary shot came outside Sadr City in 2008 when he shot an insurgent with a rocket launcher near an Army (United States Army) convoy with his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle at wikipedia:Ramadi


Sadr City

deadly track record as a marksman during his deployment to Ramadi, the insurgents named him 'Al-Shaitan Ramad' - the Devil of Rahmadi - and put a $20,000 bounty on his head. His most legendary shot came outside Sadr City in 2008 when he shot an insurgent with a rocket launcher near an Army (United States Army) convoy with his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle at thumb right 250px M88 of the 11th ACR in Iraq, 2005 (File:M88A1 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.jpg)On 30 January 2005, 1st Squadron left Fort Irwin for Iraq. After spending about three weeks in Kuwait, the Squadron moved to Camp Taji on the outskirts of Baghdad. ''11th ACR Homepage'' Irwin.Army.mil The Squadron was assigned the task of patrolling the Adhamiyah sector of Baghdad, a suburb of Baghdad just north of Sadr City. The Squadron was also assigned the task of training Iraqi Army units to ultimately take over control of the sector. Wester, Matthew. "Cavalry Troops Patrol Sha’ab Neighborhood." Defendamerica.mil. June 18, 2008, the Iraqi Army launched a major operation in Amarah to wrest the city from the control of militias loyal to Moqtada al Sadr and to reduce the flow of weapons and Shiite militants transiting through the city from nearby Iran. The operation, codenamed Promise of Peace (Bashir Al Salem in Arabic), followed significant Iraqi Army operations in Basra, the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, and Mosul in the first half of 2008. Londono, Ernesto and Aahad Ali. "Iraq, US Launch Crackdown." Washington Post, June 20, 2008. ** In addition to Abed Rauf Nabhan, seven Palestinians, including two Palestinian Authority policemen, are reported to have been killed today. A total of 94 Palestinians, about half of whom were civilians, including 18 children, have been killed since Israel began its offensive (Jabalia Offensive) 10 days ago. (ABC News)(BBC) * Conflict in Iraq (Iraqi resistance): A peace agreement is reached in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City between the Iraqi government (Iraq interim government) and local militants loyal to Shia (Shia Islam) cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The militants will turn in medium and heavy weapons during a five-day grace period, and Iraqi and U.S. (United States of America) forces will then take control of the area. (CNN) * Afghanistan's presidential election (Afghan presidential election, 2004) ends peacefully, but its legitimacy comes into question when all 15 candidates opposing incumbent president (List of leaders of Afghanistan) Hamid Karzai withdraw, alleging that election irregularities had invalidated the vote. (Reuters) (BBC) ** Heavy fighting in Fallujah continues as U.S. tanks blockade the city and insurgent targets are hit by air and artillery. Hospital officials say four civilians, including a child, were killed. (Reuters) (ABC) ** A mortar (Mortar (weapon)) round hits an arms collection depot in the Sadr City suburb of Baghdad shortly before the scheduled visit of Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, killing two Iraqi National Guard members and a civilian. In Latifiyah (25 miles south of Baghdad), gunmen ambush and kill nine Iraqi policemen who were returning from training in Jordan. (Reuters) (ABC) * About 20,000 protesters march in London, United Kingdom, to demand an end to the "illegal occupation" of Iraq. (Reuters) (The Scotsman) Abu Anas al-Shami was killed by an American missile strike against his car in September 2004 (the exact date is disputed) near Abu Ghraib, The Challenge of Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Jordan, Center for Contemporary Conflict, US Navy (United States Navy) when he had been sent by Zarqawi to the Sadr City area of Baghdad. A eulogy to him was written by Zarqawi's first spiritual mentor, Abu Muhammad Asem al-Maqdisi, and appeared on the Tawhed website which is run by Maqdisi's organisation on behalf of al-Qaeda. In late August 2005, violence occurred in Najaf, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah, and Sadr City (Baghdad). The Shi'ite infighting was between the supporters of cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and the Badr Organization, who are backed by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Both sides blame each other for the violence. Some Shi'a National Assembly (National Assembly of Iraq) members and ministers suspended their membership in the council because of the violence. Since Sadr's Mahdi Army were expelled from the city of Najaf, fighting between rival Shi'a groups has ceased. In April–June 2008, two brigades of the Iraqi Army 11th Division, supported by US forces, moved into the southern third of Sadr City. They were tasked to stop rocket and mortar attacks on US bases and the Green Zone. Following the Siege of Sadr City - a month of fighting - the Mahdi Army agrees to let Iraqi forces into the remaining portion of the city. On May 20, troops from the Iraqi Army 3rd Brigade of the 1st (Iraqi Reaction Force) Division (1st Division (Iraq)) and a brigade from the 9th Division move into the northern districts of Sadr City and begin clearing operations. Near the end of his active service, the U.S. invasion of Iraq began. Sheehan re-enlisted, knowing that his unit would be sent there. Cindy Sheehan Has an Agenda, ''American Chronicle'' Sheehan's division, the First Cavalry Division (1st Cavalry Division (United States)), was sent to Iraq. On March 19, 2004, Sheehan's Battery C, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, arrived at FOB (Forward Operating Base) Camp War Eagle in Sadr City. On April 4, 2004, Sheehan was killed in action after volunteering to be part of a Quick Reaction Force to rescue American troops. For example, the 23 November 2006 Sadr City bombings killed at least 215 people and injured hundreds more in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, sparking reprisal attacks, or the 3 February 2007 Baghdad market bombing which killed at least 135 and injured more than 300, while the co-ordinated 2 March 2004 Iraq Ashura bombings (including car bombs, suicide bombers and mortar (Mortar (weapon)), grenade and rocket attacks) killed at least 178 people and injured at least 500. GSFP founding members * Cindy and Patrick Sheehan (Cindy Sheehan) - parents of Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, KIA (Killed in action) in Sadr City, Baghdad on April 4, 2004) Joshua Frank, An Interview with Cindy Sheehan, CounterPunch, October 3, 2005. * Jane and Jim Bright - mother and stepfather of Army Sgt. Evan Ashcraft, KIA in Mosul, Iraq on July 24, 2003 '''Camp War Eagle''' was the name of the United States Army camp located at the Northeast corner of the Baghdad slum known as Sadr City. It was established in May 2003 by 1st Squadron 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (2nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)) (known as the War Eagles) and B Company 2nd Battalion 37th Armor Regiment (37th Armor Regiment (United States)) which is an element of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division (1st Armored Division (United States)). Some of the first battles with the Mahdi Army were fought out of this camp in early 2004. ideology Shi'a (Shia Islam) Islamism Iraqi nationalism Religious nationalism Conservatism (Conservatism#Religious conservatism) headquarters Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq international Following the fall of Baghdad (2003 invasion of Baghdad), the majority-Shi'a suburb of Saddam City was unofficially but popularly renamed to Sadr City in his honor. Sadr City was the first part of Baghdad to overthrow the Baath Party in 2003. Mohammad al-Sadr's son, Muqtada al-Sadr, is currently the leader of the Sadr-ist movement and bases his legitimacy upon his relationship to his father. Muqtada al-Sadr led a guerilla uprising against U.S. Troops in the Iraq War from 2003 to 2006. ** 36 male corpses have been found in a shallow river near the town of Kut, Iraq. (BBC) ** Violence occurs in Najaf, Nasiriyah, Diwaniyah and Sadr City (Baghdad). Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr calls for an end to violence between his followers engaging a rival Shiite group, the Badr Organizations (backed by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Both groups blame the other, while some Shia National Assembly (National Assembly of Iraq) members and ministers suspend their membership in the council because of the violence. (CNN) (Standard) (New Kerala) * The German Constitutional Court (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany) rules that early elections on September 18 (German federal election, 2005) may go ahead. (BBC) * Conflict in Iraq: **At least four Shia Muslims, believed to be members of the Mahdi Army are killed by US soldiers in a gunfight following a U.S. (United States) raid into Sadr City, eastern Baghdad. (BBC) ** Nine people die following a bomb attack on a police station in Hilla. (BBC) * Reports claim that a post-mortem examination has found that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević died from heart failure. (Channel 4 News) * Six car bombs explode in Sadr City, a neighborhood in Baghdad, killing at least forty-six people. (CNN) * In Malta, the Malta Labour Party makes a big victory in the Local Council Elections (Maltese local council elections, 2006) (Times of Malta) Raddatz began her tenure at ABC News in 1999 as the network's State Department (U.S. State Department) correspondent and became ABC's senior national security correspondent in May 2003, reporting extensively from Iraq. From 1993 to 1998, Raddatz covered the Pentagon (Pentagon (building)) for National Public Radio. Prior to joining NPR in 1993, Raddatz was the chief correspondent at the ABC News Boston (Boston, Massachusetts) affiliate WCVB-TV. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller (New York Times Best Seller list) ''The Long Road Home'', a book about the war (Iraq war) in Sadr City, Iraq. A suicide bomber exploded a truck bomb in the crowded Al-Ula market in Sadr City (w:Sadr City) in Baghdad (w:Baghdad) on Saturday, killing 66 people and injuring over a 100. At a separate news-conference, US (United States) military spokesperson Major General William Caldwell said the security plan is showing signs of progress. "The murders and executions have come down by over 50 percent," Caldwell said. He did acknowledge that reduced violence in Baghdad's Sadr City (w:Sadr City) neighborhood may be linked to the absence of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (w:Muqtada al-Sadr), who he said was still in neighboring Iran as of 24 hours ago. Two explosions occurred within quarter of an hour of each other in the late afternoon in Sadr City (w:Sadr City). The bombings hit a restaurant and a flea market. A third vehicle in the area laden with bombs was discovered and defused (w:bomb disposal) without incident by police.


Kanchanaburi

the British conservation group Care for the Wild International (CWI) reveals disturbing evidence of animal abuse and illegal tiger trafficking at the temple. It has since been revealed that the animals are drugged on a daily basis, although there are some travellers reporting otherwise. There are numerous conservation and animal welfare groups campaigning against the controversial Tiger Temple, which has a track record of ill-treatment of the animals, including tigers disappearing in trucks


Qatar

Departmental Papers (ASC) . University of Pennsylvania. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2011-06-01. According to a 2008 ''New York Times'' profile of Al Arabiya director Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed, the channel works "to cure Arab television of its penchant for radical politics and violence," with Al Jazeera as its main target. thumb right 250px Al Arabiya reporter in Jerusalem (Image:Arabiya Reporter.jpg) Track record and controversies Al Arabiya was started in response

coaster, Arrow's Viper (The Viper (Darien Lake)) at Darien Lake in Darien, New York.

, at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. Casey Stoner won the race on the new GP7. The bike had a clear top speed advantage over the rest of the grid, due to its higher output motor. A new track record was set on the GP7. Second place contender and five time former World champion, Yamaha's Valentino Rossi, complained that "unfortunately, there was too much difference between (our) bikes in the straight" and "Our Yamaha will never go as quick on a straight as the Ducati


Liechtenstein

sophisticated to realise that he should have been allocating far more resources to deal with the inevitable claims that these clients would generate, while overlooking his track record in fraudulent trading. It was claimed that Savundra was transferring FAM assets to a bank in Liechtenstein, an "offshore (Offshore banking)" institution beyond British control, allowing much greater secrecy. In the end no such funds were ever found. In May 1966, the 42 year-old Savundra - suffering from


Kathmandu

track record of flying. It used Boeing 737-200 Aircraft leased from Lufthansa. ModiLuft did not last very long specially because the business parity of the German and Indian partners was not the same and problems arose. Then the cooperation was broken off and ModiLuft acquired Boeing 737-400 aircraft to replace the 737-200s from Air U K, but the future of ModiLuft was already sealed and the airline ceased operations in 1996. However, the air-operating certificate (AOC) of ModiLuft did


Akron, Ohio

OF DEATH birth_date birth_place Akron, Ohio, U.S. (United States) death_date Biography Born in Akron, Ohio to Catherine and Harry Dicopoulos, Frank Dicopoulos majored in psychology and minored in art and drama at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. He was active in football, basketball, and lacrosse, and he also set a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III track record in high hurdles. At first he


East Timor

in 2000. When ''Death of a Nation'' was screened in Britain it was the highest rating documentary in 15 years and 5,000 telephone calls per minute were made to the programme's action line. http: www.timeout.com film news 1408 When ''Death of a Nation'' was screened in Australia in June 1994, Foreign Minister Gareth Evans declared that Pilger "had a track record of distorted sensationalism mixed with sanctimony." "Pilger turns up heat on East


Doha

worldwide from Doha, Qatar, to Tashkent (Tashkent Province), Uzbekistan. 1982 also brought the first five-inversion coaster, Arrow's Viper (The Viper (Darien Lake)) at Darien Lake in Darien, New York.


Tallinn

, and a chance opened up when the Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications in the coalition government of Juhan Parts, Meelis Atonen, a party colleague, had to resign. Ansip became his successor on 13 September. His track record as Minister is more difficult to evaluate because of the short duration of his service. One of the most controversial actions of Ansip's government was relocation of the main Tallinn World War II memorial known as the '' Bronze


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