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Some Headlines Of Today

Friday  October 20, 2006

Shiite militia briefly seizes Amarah 10/20/2006, 4:48 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah on Friday in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq's other main Shiite militia.
Iraq's religious figures issue edicts 10/20/2006, 3:12 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) In a bid to stop sectarian bloodshed, Shiite and Sunni religious figures met in Mecca, Islam's holiest city, and issued a series of edicts Friday forbidding violence between Iraq's two Muslim sects.
Analysis: U.S. faces hard Iraq options 10/20/2006, 12:45 p.m. PT
(AP) With pressure mounting for changing policy in Iraq, the U.S. faces tough options including partitioning the country, setting a date for a phased troop withdrawal and offering a role for neighboring powers whose influence Washington once sought to curb.
Iraqi insurgents stage defiant parades 10/20/2006, 11:21 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Al-Qaida-linked gunmen staged military-like parades Friday in a string of towns west of Baghdad, underlining the growing confidence of Sunni insurgents in a part of Iraq where U.S. and Iraqi forces maintain a heavy counterinsurgency presence.
U.N.: 914,000 have fled homes in Iraq 10/20/2006, 6:43 a.m. PT
GENEVA (AP) At least 914,000 Iraqis have fled their homes since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, more than a third since an increase in sectarian bloodshed at the start of this year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Shiite militia seizes control of Iraq city 10/20/2006, 3:58 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The Shiite militia run by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized total control of the southern Iraqi city of Amarah on Friday in one of the boldest acts of defiance yet by one of the country's powerful, unofficial armies, witnesses and police said.
Violence in Iraq underlines militia menace 10/20/2006, 2:28 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Spreading sectarian bloodshed and the virtual takeover by Shiite militiamen of a major southern Iraqi city this week are lending new urgency to calls for disbanding militias.

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