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February 21, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slaying of Iraq's highest-ranking Shiite Muslim cleric by unidentified gunmen ignited anti-government riots in Baghdad and several other Iraqi cities Saturday, according to opposition spokesmen whose reports were partially corroborated by Western journalists in Baghdad. Iraq's government, however, denied that any clashes had taken place and denounced the accounts of unrest as "baseless."
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February 23, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi security forces fought for the third day Monday to quell demonstrations ignited by the killing of a senior Shiite Muslim cleric, opposition spokesmen said, and some reports indicated scores of people dead and more than 700 arrested.
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February 23, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi security forces fought for the third day Monday to quell demonstrations ignited by the killing of a senior Shiite Muslim cleric, opposition spokesmen said, and some reports indicated scores of people dead and more than 700 arrested.
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February 21, 1999 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The slaying of Iraq's highest-ranking Shiite Muslim cleric by unidentified gunmen ignited anti-government riots in Baghdad and several other Iraqi cities Saturday, according to opposition spokesmen whose reports were partially corroborated by Western journalists in Baghdad. Iraq's government, however, denied that any clashes had taken place and denounced the accounts of unrest as "baseless."
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May 14, 1991 | Associated Press
British marines wounded two Iraqi soldiers Monday in the first exchange of gunfire since coalition troops arrived in northern Iraq, officials said. Elsewhere, Kurdish refugees rioted in opposition to Saddam Hussein, overturning cars and attacking Iraqi police until U.S. forces intervened. A patrol of 10 British marines fired on Iraqi soldiers at one of Hussein's summer palaces near the city of Sirsenk after being fired on twice, British spokesmen said.
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May 14, 1991 | Associated Press
British marines wounded two Iraqi soldiers Monday in the first exchange of gunfire since coalition troops arrived in northern Iraq, officials said. Elsewhere, Kurdish refugees rioted in opposition to Saddam Hussein, overturning cars and attacking Iraqi police until U.S. forces intervened. A patrol of 10 British marines fired on Iraqi soldiers at one of Hussein's summer palaces near the city of Sirsenk after being fired on twice, British spokesmen said.
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