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Archive | January, 2007

Official Lies over Najaf Battle Exposed

NAJAF, Iraq — Iraqi government lies over the killing of hundreds of Shias in an attack on Sunday stand exposed by independent investigations carried out by IPS in Iraq.

Conflicting reports had arisen earlier on how and why a huge battle broke out around the small village Zarqa, located just a few kilometres northeast of the Shia holy city Najaf, which is 90 km south of Baghdad.

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Lt. Ehren Watada

I would like to bring your attention to a story I covered last August about 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. The story covered his decision not to deploy to Iraq and a speech he gave at the Veteran’s for Peace National Convention in Seattle last August. The full text of his speech can be read here

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One Unexploded Bomb Per Person

Naurits_De_Nuer_displays_the_M260_fuze_from_the_MK_83_bomb_that_he_deactivated_1361_t.jpgInter Press Service
Dahr Jamail

SRIFA, Southern Lebanon — Close to a million unexploded bombs are estimated to litter southern Lebanon, according to UN forces engaged in the hazardous task of removing them.

The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) was created by the Security Council in 1978 to confirm an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon and restore international peace and security. After the war last year it has a new job on its hands.

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