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October 4, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan and Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writers
U.S. military officials on Sunday said they had regained control over this insurgent stronghold 60 miles north of Baghdad, recording a significant victory in their bid to recapture rebel-held areas in Iraq before January elections. As residents of Samarra ventured outside for the first time in two days, U.S. forces launched predawn airstrikes on Fallouja, another Sunni Triangle city that has become a "no-go" zone for U.S. and Iraqi troops. The U.S.
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May 11, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
U.S. and Iraqi troops have imposed a strict security crackdown in Samarra, a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency, prompting residents to complain that basic necessities such as drinking water have not reached the city for seven days. The strictures follow recent incidents in which militants linked to the group Al Qaeda in Iraq flew black flags in the city's streets and a suicide car bomber rammed into police headquarters, killing 12 officers, including Chief Col.
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May 11, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
U.S. and Iraqi troops have imposed a strict security crackdown in Samarra, a stronghold of the Sunni insurgency, prompting residents to complain that basic necessities such as drinking water have not reached the city for seven days. The strictures follow recent incidents in which militants linked to the group Al Qaeda in Iraq flew black flags in the city's streets and a suicide car bomber rammed into police headquarters, killing 12 officers, including Chief Col.
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June 30, 2005 | Caesar Ahmed and Raheem Salman, Times Staff Writers
Gunmen stormed the former insurgent bastion of Samarra in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least two elite police commandos and injuring as many as six. Witnesses said armed men in up to 10 cars marauded through the historic shrine city on the Tigris River that is filled with archeological treasures. The gunmen attacked a building used by security forces, firing mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades. They then surrounded the hospital and began shooting at it until Iraqi and U.S.
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June 30, 2005 | Caesar Ahmed and Raheem Salman, Times Staff Writers
Gunmen stormed the former insurgent bastion of Samarra in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least two elite police commandos and injuring as many as six. Witnesses said armed men in up to 10 cars marauded through the historic shrine city on the Tigris River that is filled with archeological treasures. The gunmen attacked a building used by security forces, firing mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades. They then surrounded the hospital and began shooting at it until Iraqi and U.S.
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January 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
An Army sergeant charged in the alleged drowning death of an Iraqi civilian was acquitted Friday night of involuntary manslaughter but convicted of assault by a military panel. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Perkins was charged in connection with a January 2004 incident near Samarra, Iraq, when two Iraqi curfew violators were forced into the Tigris River at gunpoint by U.S. soldiers. Prosecutors say one of the Iraqis drowned, which the defense denied.
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August 28, 2005 | Source: Department of Defense
The Defense Department last week also identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Elden D. Arcand, 22, of White Bear Lake, Minn.; private first class, Army. Arcand was one of two soldiers killed Aug. 21 in Mosul, Iraq, when their tractor rolled over as they towed a 7,500-gallon tanker. He was assigned to the 360th Transportation Company, 68th Corps Support Battalion, 43rd Area Support Group at Ft. Carson, Colo. James J.
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January 9, 2005 | From Associated Press
An Army platoon sergeant who ordered his soldiers to throw Iraqis into the Tigris River was sentenced Saturday to six months in military prison, but would not be discharged. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tracy Perkins was convicted Friday of two counts of aggravated assault, one count of assault consummated by battery and one count of obstruction of justice. He was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and making a false statement.
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March 15, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Gulf of Aden: Theophilus K. Ansong, 34, of Bristow, Va.; petty officer first class, Navy. Ansong was lost at sea Feb. 4. He was assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio as it conducted operations in the Gulf of Aden. Patrick A. Devoe II, 27, of Auburn, N.Y.; private first class, Army.
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November 22, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Amid a military tradition honed by the agony of warfare, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly was honored and buried Monday at Arlington National Cemetery in the section reserved for those who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kelly, 29, was killed Nov. 9 in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in a disheveled place called Sangin, long a Taliban stronghold. He was leading his platoon on a combat patrol when he stepped on a concealed bomb. FOR THE RECORD: Military funeral: An article in the Nov. 23 Section A about the funeral of Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly said he was believed to be the only son of a general to have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan during the last nine years.
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October 4, 2004 | Thomas S. Mulligan and Edmund Sanders, Times Staff Writers
U.S. military officials on Sunday said they had regained control over this insurgent stronghold 60 miles north of Baghdad, recording a significant victory in their bid to recapture rebel-held areas in Iraq before January elections. As residents of Samarra ventured outside for the first time in two days, U.S. forces launched predawn airstrikes on Fallouja, another Sunni Triangle city that has become a "no-go" zone for U.S. and Iraqi troops. The U.S.
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