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May 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Six rockets slammed into a residential quarter of Baghdad and wounded eight civilians, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. Iraq holds "the Iranian authorities responsible for this criminal operation and reserves the right to revenge at the appropriate time," the agency said. Residents of the Baghdad neighborhood said they heard at least three explosions at 11:30 p.m. Monday, and one rocket gouged a big hole in an apartment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2009 | Kate Linthicum
On the night of Dec. 28, Tony Gonzales sat down at his home computer in Newman, Calif. to write his only son an e-mail. TJ was serving his first tour of duty in Iraq, and his father wanted to tell him that their beloved Dallas Cowboys had just lost a game. There was a knock at the door. Two Army officers stood there, under the porch light. "I could see the uniforms and the medals," Gonzales said. "I wanted to barricade the door. I just said to myself, 'No, no, no, it can't be.'
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NEWS
September 10, 1990 | Associated Press
A series of 46 explosions rocked an Iraqi town near the Syrian border Sunday, and there were an undetermined number of casualties, Syria's official news agency reported. Iraq denied the report. The Syrian news agency correspondent in the Syrian town of Boukamal, three miles west of Al Qaim, reported that "minutes after the wave of explosions," appeals for urgent blood donations were made over loudspeakers in the Iraqi town's mosques.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2006 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The first three rocket-propelled grenades missed the Humvee, but the fourth slammed into its side. The explosion and shrapnel nearly severed the right arm and right leg of a young Marine, and what had been a fight with the enemy suddenly became a fight to save the life of Cpl. Mark O'Brien. On Friday, Navy corpsman Nathan "Doc" McDonell was awarded a Bronze Star with a V for valor for his bravery and resourcefulness in saving O'Brien from dying from shock or loss of blood.
NEWS
September 8, 1989
Iraq said that 19 people died in an explosion at a fuel depot about 40 miles south of Baghdad, contradicting reports by British media and Kurdish dissidents that at least 700 people died and that the site was a top-secret missile plant. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Embassy in London, 19 firefighters and civil defense workers battling a blaze at a depot containing "highly flammable gasoline materials" were killed last month when a passing truck packed with explosives detonated.
NEWS
September 6, 1989
Up to 700 people were killed in an explosion last month at a secret defense establishment near Baghdad, where Iraq is believed to be developing new missiles, Britain's Independent newspaper reported. Quoting U.S. diplomats and Middle Eastern sources, the newspaper said the blast occurred Aug. 17, causing a blaze that firefighting planes took nearly a week to extinguish.
NEWS
April 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Two American soldiers were killed and three others injured by cluster bomblets in two incidents in southern Iraq, the U.S. Central Command reported Wednesday. The command said the casualties raised to 112 the number of Gulf War noncombat deaths. It has said 141 Americans were killed in action in the war. The names of the soldiers were withheld pending notification of relatives. All were assigned to the 3rd Armored Division based in Germany.
WORLD
July 28, 2004 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
A car bomb exploded this morning outside the main police station in Baqubah killing and wounding dozens of Iraqis in what appeared to be the worst case of violence since the country regained its sovereignty last month. Estimates of the fatalities ranged from 15 to more than 30. As many as 100 Iraqis were believed to have been wounded, said Ahmed Fouad, a doctor at the city hospital. Many Iraqis were at the station to apply for jobs as police officers, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2009 | Kate Linthicum
On the night of Dec. 28, Tony Gonzales sat down at his home computer in Newman, Calif. to write his only son an e-mail. TJ was serving his first tour of duty in Iraq, and his father wanted to tell him that their beloved Dallas Cowboys had just lost a game. There was a knock at the door. Two Army officers stood there, under the porch light. "I could see the uniforms and the medals," Gonzales said. "I wanted to barricade the door. I just said to myself, 'No, no, no, it can't be.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2005 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Sgt. Joseph C. Nurre, 22, of the Army Reserve's 463rd Engineer Battalion was their only child, and the last thing Charlie and Leigh Nurre of Wilton, a suburb of Sacramento, wanted was to see him go to war. But, on Dec. 5, Nurre, an M-60 machine gunner, was deployed to Iraq for a one-year tour. Last Sunday, two military men came with the news that their son had been killed that day near Samarra, Iraq, when a roadside bomb hit his military vehicle during convoy operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2006 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
Soon after Army Reserve Sgt. Regina Reali was deployed to Iraq last summer, she began corresponding with two sixth-grade classes at Alexander Hamilton K-8 School in Fresno, where she lived. A relative, who worked at the school as an aide, had suggested that the students might "adopt" the soldier, then 24, who worked as a civil affairs specialist assigned to the 351st Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2005 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
When he returned to Iraq not long ago, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Alfredo B. Silva maintained his habit of worrying about his family's worries. Don't fret, he said to the grandmother who raised him. I'll be fine, he told the aunt who grew up with him like a sister. There were plenty more family members to calm. Before the war, Silva used to gather each Sunday with his tight-knit clan, 44 relatives living within miles of each other in Chula Vista, Calif.
NATIONAL
October 27, 2004 | Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
President Bush promoted an economy on the mend Tuesday while Sen. John F. Kerry condemned his rival's silence on the missing explosives in Iraq, as the two candidates staked their claims to this Upper Midwest battleground. Both men started the day in Wisconsin and finished campaigning in Iowa, a sign of the narrowed competitive field in the waning days of the White House race.
WORLD
July 28, 2004 | Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writer
A car bomb exploded this morning outside the main police station in Baqubah killing and wounding dozens of Iraqis in what appeared to be the worst case of violence since the country regained its sovereignty last month. Estimates of the fatalities ranged from 15 to more than 30. As many as 100 Iraqis were believed to have been wounded, said Ahmed Fouad, a doctor at the city hospital. Many Iraqis were at the station to apply for jobs as police officers, officials said.
NEWS
May 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Six rockets slammed into a residential quarter of Baghdad and wounded eight civilians, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. Iraq holds "the Iranian authorities responsible for this criminal operation and reserves the right to revenge at the appropriate time," the agency said. Residents of the Baghdad neighborhood said they heard at least three explosions at 11:30 p.m. Monday, and one rocket gouged a big hole in an apartment.
NEWS
April 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Two American soldiers were killed and three others injured by cluster bomblets in two incidents in southern Iraq, the U.S. Central Command reported Wednesday. The command said the casualties raised to 112 the number of Gulf War noncombat deaths. It has said 141 Americans were killed in action in the war. The names of the soldiers were withheld pending notification of relatives. All were assigned to the 3rd Armored Division based in Germany.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2005 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
When he returned to Iraq not long ago, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Alfredo B. Silva maintained his habit of worrying about his family's worries. Don't fret, he said to the grandmother who raised him. I'll be fine, he told the aunt who grew up with him like a sister. There were plenty more family members to calm. Before the war, Silva used to gather each Sunday with his tight-knit clan, 44 relatives living within miles of each other in Chula Vista, Calif.
NEWS
September 10, 1990 | Associated Press
A series of 46 explosions rocked an Iraqi town near the Syrian border Sunday, and there were an undetermined number of casualties, Syria's official news agency reported. Iraq denied the report. The Syrian news agency correspondent in the Syrian town of Boukamal, three miles west of Al Qaim, reported that "minutes after the wave of explosions," appeals for urgent blood donations were made over loudspeakers in the Iraqi town's mosques.
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