Iraq

11:21am

Sat August 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Interpol Issues Alert Following Al-Qaida-Linked Prison Breaks

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 1:32 pm

Libyans gather near a burned-out vehicle after an attack outside the courthouse in Benghazi on July 28, the day after more than 1,000 inmates escaped during a prison riot.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

A series of high-profile prison breaks linked to al-Qaida in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan has prompted Interpol to issue a global security alert asking member countries to "swiftly process any information linked to these events."

The Lyon, France-based international police agency noted that because al-Qaida was suspected to be involved in the jailbreaks, it was urgent to determine whether the organization was directly linked and to capture the escapees.

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5:15am

Mon July 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Barrage Of Car Bombings Kills Dozens In Iraq

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 8:22 am

Iraqis walk past a wall that a car bomb destroyed, next to the Ahl al-Bayya' mosque in southeastern Baghdad Monday. At least 10 bombings were reported in the city today.
Ali Al-Saadi AFP/Getty Images

More than a dozen car bombs exploded in Iraq early Monday, killing more than 50 people in Baghdad and other areas. At least 10 explosions were reported in the Iraqi capital during the morning rush hour.

Monday's bombings wounded more than 100 people, the BBC reports.

"Police and medical sources said the attacks, which appeared to be coordinated, were concentrated on towns and cities in Iraq's predominantly Shi'ite south," Reuters reports, "and districts of the capital where Shi'ites reside."

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10:35am

Thu June 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Court Overturns Murder Conviction Against Camp Pendleton Marine

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 1:44 pm

Cpl. Marshall Magincalda, Jr.
Hector Mata AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces has overturned the murder conviction of a Marine sergeant found guilty of killing an Iraqi civilian.

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8:00am

Tue May 21, 2013
Other Than Honorable

Gazette Excerpt: Injured In Iraq, Jailed At Home

Sgt. Paul Sasse smokes a cigarette while in handcuffs Feb. 12 outside a courtroom at Fort Carson as he waits to be arraigned on assault charges.
Michael Ciaglo The Gazette

8:00am

Mon May 20, 2013

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