Sunday, October 08, 2006

New York Times Headline – Iraq Government Changes Course Some Improvement

Not really the Sunday October 8, 2006 New York Times was actually was Suicide Bomber Kills 14 in Northern Iraq City by Sabrina Tavernise included:

■ “In Baghdad on Saturday, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki continued efforts at dialogue with Sunni Arab tribes of the western province of Anbar.

■ “Meeting with leaders in the Green Zone, Mr. Maliki called for a three-point plan to improve security in the war-torn province. The plan included broadening participation in local governments to include tribal leaders, financing a reconstruction effort, and assembling strong police and army forces quickly.”

■ “Iraqi authorities in the northern city of Kirkuk began a broad security crackdown, after an unusual curfew was imposed Friday night. Maj. Gen. Jamal Tahir said Iraqi and American troops were searching neighborhoods for weapons and militants, and that the curfew, imposed 6 p.m. on Friday, would be in place until further notice.”

■ “In the southern city of Najaf on Saturday, Iraq’s oil minister, Hussein al-Shahristani, opened a new refinery with the capacity to process about 10,000 barrels of oil a day. Mr. Shahristani said the government planned to open another refinery in the south of Iraq, in Karbala, with a daily capacity of about 200,000 barrels.”


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