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Archive | June, 2010

Gunmen Attempt to Storm Iraq’s Central Bank, At Least 15 Killed

Iraqi military say gunmen trying to rob Iraq’s central bank battled security forces for hours Sunday after bombs ripped through a nearby area, leaving at least 15 dead.

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6 Dead in Attack on Military Vehicle Transport Trucks Bound for Afghanistan

June 08, 2010 — Suspected militants attacked trucks carrying military vehicles for foreign forces in Afghanistan early Wednesday close to the Pakistani capital, killing six people and wounding seven others, police and witnesses said.

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Israeli Navy Storms Gaza Flotilla, Nine Killed

Israeli commandos stormed a flotilla carrying aid and protestors to Gaza, killing nine activists and sparking global outrage. The incident took place in international waters.

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James Clapper Nominated United States Director of National Intelligence — Head of Spy Agencies

President Barack Obama wants the Senate to act quickly to approve his nominee to head the nation’s spy agencies. He says his choice of Pentagon intelligence official James Clapper must not fall victim to Washington politics. On June 5, 2010 President Barack Obama nominated James Clapper to replace Dennis C. Blair as United States Director […]

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Israel Seizes Another Gaza-bound Aid Ship

Israeli forces seized an aid vessel bound for Gaza on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort resulted in the deaths of 9 activists.

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