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By DOUG SMITH and DOUG SMITH,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 14, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Two U.S. pilots were killed in northern Iraq yesterday when their helicopter was shot down by insurgents, the Army said. It was the second fatal helicopter crash involving U.S. forces in less than a week and the 31st since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. The two-seat OH-58D Kiowa went down while on combat patrol with another U.S. helicopter in Mosul, about 225 miles northwest of Baghdad. Hostile fire was reported in the area where the armed craft went down, the military said.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 20, 2004
MAKHMUR, Iraq - Thousands of ethnic Kurds are pushing into lands formerly held by Iraqi Arabs, forcing tens of thousands of them to flee to ramshackle refugee camps and transforming the demographic and political map of northern Iraq. The Kurds are returning to lands from which they were expelled by the armies of Saddam Hussein and his predecessors in the Baath Party, who ordered thousands of Kurdish villages destroyed and sent waves of Iraqi Arabs north to fill the area with supporters.
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By Paul Watson and Paul Watson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 7, 2003
PIRDAWD, Iraq -- American aircraft struck a convoy of Kurdish fighters and U.S. Special Forces yesterday in a "friendly fire" attack that Kurds said killed at least 18 and wounded dozens more. U.S. military officials said they were investigating what could be one of the deadliest such accidents of the war on Iraq. A statement from Central Command said the allied aircraft were providing close air support near the village of Kalak, about 30 miles southeast of Mosul. The number of casualties was unclear.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 30, 2003
SAMARRA, Iraq - Facing continued attacks on U.S. soldiers and a growing number of confrontations between Americans and Iraqis, U.S. military officials said yesterday that they would begin sending more soldiers on patrols in areas where anti-American sentiment is rising. The decision came as U.S. officials debate whether the U.S. military force in Iraq needs to be larger and to remain in Iraq longer than Pentagon officials had anticipated and whether the U.S. civil administration in Iraq should be overhauled for the second time in a month.
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By William E. Lori | August 17, 2014
Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who have been forced from their homes in fear. "The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief: thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in brutal manner; children dying of thirst and hunger in their flight; women taken and carried off; violence of every kind; destruction of historical, cultural and religious patrimonies," the pope said.
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By DAN BERGER | April 30, 1991
OK, we get all the poor Kurds into secure camps in northern Iraq. Then what?Yeltsin is tackling the striking Russian miners now. If he doesn't come back, send lots of sandwiches and vodka down the shaft.You know time has move on when they are protecting Formstone as an endangered species.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 21, 2003
ANKARA, Turkey - The Turkish parliament voted yesterday to open the country's airspace to U.S. warplanes, setting the stage for a second front in northern Iraq, which allies hope will speed the war and save lives. The government-sponsored proposal allows U.S.-led coalition planes and missiles to fly over Turkey, but it doesn't address a U.S. request to use military bases or move ground troops across Muslim Turkey, a NATO member. No date has been set for a vote on that larger request. Yesterday's decision, which passed 332-202, gives warplanes based in Europe and the United States a path into Iraq other than over Israel and Jordan.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 30, 2003
ANKARA, Turkey - The Turkish parliament has approved a limited amnesty for Kurdish rebels hiding in northern Iraq, a step sought by the United States aimed at ridding that region of Kurdish fighters and the Turkish troops arrayed against them. Hoping yesterday's move will enhance Turkey's chances to join the European Union, the ruling Justice and Development Party pushed the law through parliament with ease. The law will reduce prison sentences for some jailed Kurdish separatists and pardon those who lay down weapons in Iraq and return home as long as they did not participate in attacks against Turkish targets.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 27, 2003
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, chief of staff of the Turkish armed forces, said yesterday that barring human catastrophe or open warfare between rival Kurdish factions, Turkey would not send more troops into northern Iraq. "This is not our war," the general said, reading from a prepared text at a local military base here. "This is not our mission." His announcement eased fears of a war-within-a-war on the northern front, though Ozkok did say that he reserved the right to send additional forces into Iraq if the situation there spins out of control.
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May 10, 1991
Eighty percent of 10 callers to SUNDIAL say allied forces in northern Iraq should issue a warning to the Iraqis about shooting at American warplanes and should try to knock out Iraq's anti-aircraft systems.On the question of a warning, 258 callers out of 308, or 83.7 percent, were in favor, and 50 callers were against it. On the question of attacking anti-aircraft batteries, 258 of 309 callers approved, and 51 did not."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.
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