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  • There had been a number of internal hijackings recently, offering the slim but real possibility that our flight would make an unscheduled stop in Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Milo was not only the Vice-Shah of Oran, as it turned out, but also the Caliph of Baghdad, the Imam of Damascus, and the Sheik of Araby.†   (source)
  • Bashir paused to watch a live CNN feed from Baghdad.†   (source)
  • We got into Baghdad well after midnight.†   (source)
  • If we have a B2 in the air circling Baghdad, we can drop a bomb in an hour, but we don't have B2s in the air or even out of the hangar.†   (source)
  • Between assignments in hot, troubled places like Gaza and Baghdad, I tried to find respite in the English countryside.†   (source)
  • I watch the bombings in Baghdad and I know they could be happening in Atlanta or in Washington.†   (source)
  • It was like he was dodging death once more in Kabul or Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Remember Baghdad Bob?†   (source)
  • What about Baghdad?†   (source)
  • Though I barely slept, my senses were heightened as we continued our spearhead to Baghdad.†   (source)
  • After chilling out for a few days, I was ordered back to Baghdad to work with GROM again.†   (source)
  • I also saw the al Qaeda training camp north of Baghdad.†   (source)
  • The plan was for my squad to augment other units from different divisions on a hard push to Baghdad.†   (source)
  • We worked for almost three months with SEAL Team 5 out in the Baghdad suburbs.†   (source)
  • The last time this had happened to me, I was in Baghdad heading west.†   (source)
  • We had started training to take down Mukarayin Dam northeast of Baghdad.†   (source)
  • They're putting together a task unit over in Baghdad.†   (source)
  • By the time I landed in Baghdad in April 2006, my platoon had been sent west to the area of Ramadi.†   (source)
  • All the latest movies were on pirated DVDs selling at Baghdad street stands for five bucks.†   (source)
  • Hell, we could have gone all the way to Baghdad, which at the moment was still in Iraqi hands.†   (source)
  • Finally, with that mission complete, they were sent to Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Baghdad International was on the other side of the city from the Green Zone.†   (source)
  • Haifa Street in Baghdad was a particularly dangerous place.†   (source)
  • BY NOW, THE SO-CALLED RACE TO BAGHDAD HAD begun.†   (source)
  • We were on the way to Baghdad when our Hummer was hit by a buried IED.†   (source)
  • Being at camp in Baghdad meant I had my own little room.†   (source)
  • We were living out near BIAP—Baghdad International Airport—and working from there.†   (source)
  • But I went to work with the Poles in Baghdad instead.†   (source)
  • No one in Baghdad seemed to know how to get me out there.†   (source)
  • They were raised in Baghdad, but fled to the U.S. when Saddam Hussein was in power.†   (source)
  • From there Thibault's squad was ordered north to Baghdad to help to secure the capital city.†   (source)
  • Christian peace activist JAMES LONEY was captured by Iraqi militants in Baghdad in November 2005.†   (source)
  • We don't even know where Baghdad is on this one; you got me?†   (source)
  • Now back in Baghdad two years later, I was a little more seasoned, but not much.†   (source)
  • Compared to my trip to Baghdad, their deployment had been relatively slow.†   (source)
  • He told me stories about his Greek grandfather, Savas, who traveled to Baghdad to set up the city's first leavened-bread factory.†   (source)
  • Penicillin had not yet reached Baghdad, and Savas died a few days later, leaving behind a wife and two young daughters.†   (source)
  • In Baghdad we were up against an enemy we often could not see and were obliged to get out there and find.†   (source)
  • In the aftermath of Baghdad's fall, every soldier in my squad was thrust into the roles of policeman and judge.†   (source)
  • Or that I'd seen soldiers get torn into pieces when they hit an IED—improvised explosive device—on the roads near Baghdad?†   (source)
  • Gone were the treacherous, dusty backstreets of Baghdad, where even children of three and four were taught to hate us.†   (source)
  • I had first arrived there to join Team 5 back on April 14, 2003, coming into the U.S. air base fifteen minutes out of Baghdad with twelve other SEALs from Kuwait in an aircraft just like this C-130.†   (source)
  • Because of the hand wound, Tony was given a discharge along with his Purple Heart, and he was sent back to Brooklyn right after Baghdad fell.†   (source)
  • I had been in Baghdad just one day when President Bush declared Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath Party had fallen, and my colleagues swiftly captured, that same day, Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Front, which attacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean in 1985.†   (source)
  • Less than a month after I received the letter, Baghdad fell, and despite a brief period of initial promise, things got worse and more complicated as the weeks and months wore on.†   (source)
  • I heard about biological and chemical weapons; I heard that Saddam had learned his lesson in Desert Storm and was retrenching the Republican Guard around Baghdad, in the hope of making a bloody last stand.†   (source)
  • Along the way, they began encountering the sort of fanatical insurgency that would characterize the war after Baghdad fell.†   (source)
  • That's a very, very rough approximation both of the area—contained between Baghdad, Ramadi, and Baqubah—and the ethnic composition.†   (source)
  • We hooked up, pooling our creative resources as we looked for a ride at Baghdad International Airport.†   (source)
  • In Baghdad, a hard-line Shiite cleric named Muqtada al-Sadr organized an army of fanatical followers and urged them to attack Americans.†   (source)
  • The country had been liberated from Saddam Hussein and his army with the fall of Baghdad on April 9 of that year.†   (source)
  • They would also go to the duty-free shop at Baghdad airport and buy beer or whiskey or whatever the Americans working with them wanted.†   (source)
  • WITH BAGHDAD SETTLING DOWN, AT LEAST FOR THE moment, the head shed decided they wanted to open up a SEAL base in Habbaniyah.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, mostly Sunni insurgents took hold of al-Anbar province, a large sector of the country to the west of Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Nights were normally slow in Baghdad.†   (source)
  • LOCATED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BAGHDAD, SADR City had become even more of a snake pit since the last time I'd been with the GROMs a few years before.†   (source)
  • The Green Zone was a section of central Baghdad that was created as a safe area for the allies and the new Iraqi government†   (source)
  • Before the war, Shiites lived mostly in the south and east, say from Baghdad to the borders, and Sunnis dominated around Baghdad and to the northwest.†   (source)
  • With covert help from Iran, the insurgents had gathered arms and started launching mortars and rockets into Baghdad's Green Zone.†   (source)
  • WHILE USING FALLUJAH AS A BASE TO ATTACK THE surrounding area and Baghdad, the insurgents spent considerable time fortifying the city so they could withstand another attack.†   (source)
  • While the insurgents were active in the Baghdad area, the fighting had slowed down and there wasn't yet the huge threat of IEDs and ambushes that you saw elsewhere.†   (source)
  • Besides the city itself, the Marines took Jalibah Airfield, several bridges over the Euphrates, and highways and towns that secured the passage to Baghdad during the early stages of the war.†   (source)
  • Said to be about half the size of Manhattan in area, Sadr City was located northeast of Baghdad's Green Zone, on the far side of Army Canal and Imam Ali Street.†   (source)
  • TOWARD THE END OF OUR WORKUP, WE FOUND OUT that they were standing up a new unit in Baghdad to do direct action raids on suspected terrorists and resistance leaders.†   (source)
  • The insurgents had learned a lot about setting them since the beginning of the war, and they tended to be pretty powerful—strong enough to lift a Bradley off the ground, as I'd found out earlier in Baghdad.†   (source)
  • IED-makers and other insurgents had set up shop in a series of villages near Baghdad, trying to operate under the radar as they supplied weapons and manpower to fight Americans and the loyal Iraqi forces.†   (source)
  • Sadr was especially strong in a part of Baghdad known as Sadr City, a slum named after his father, Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, a grand ayatollah and an opponent of Saddam's regime during the 1990s.†   (source)
  • The Race to Baghdad   (source)
  • Back to Baghdad   (source)
  • A caravan of five huge oil tankers thundered past them, headed back toward Baghdad from Amman, Jordan.†   (source)
  • The government promised strong retaliation against Iraq for the Geisha bombing, and it now announced that a vicious attack had been made on Baghdad, using another new weapon, a surface-to-surface missile that could reach from Iranian soil to Baghdad without the use of aircraft.†   (source)
  • Ryan glanced at the woman beside him, a staff counselor named Julie Stewart, who had visited him twice a day at the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad over the last week.†   (source)
  • Anyway, the Caliph—the big king down in Baghdad—he sent an ambassador north to find out more about the Vikings, set up trade routes with them, that kind of stuff.†   (source)
  • It would be dominated by a massive Sunni state that would stretch from Baghdad to the Arabian Peninsula and across the Levant and North Africa.†   (source)
  • It was a tale well known to children all over Africa: Abu Kassem, a miserly Baghdad merchant, had held on to his battered, much repaired pair of slippers even though they were objects of derision.†   (source)
  • Bashir took a breath, and peered back through his tiny window to Baghdad, where a camera crew was filming radicalized young Iraqi men shaking their fists and firing their weapons into the air after setting off a roadside bomb.†   (source)
  • The First, Fifth, among other units, was ordered in to pacify the escalating violence since the fall of Baghdad the year before.†   (source)
  • He flew to Baghdad for a six-month deployment, and upon his arrival, Adam's superiors decided that his limited vision was a liability.†   (source)
  • "On Sunday, April 6, with American ground forces massing on the outskirts of Baghdad, fighting their way into position for their final assault on Saddam Hussein's capital, 34 million copies of a magazine with Mortenson's picture on the cover and a headline declaring "He Fights Terror With Books" saturated the nation's newspapers.†   (source)
  • After securing the oil fields, they had arrived at the outskirts of Baghdad with the rest of their company.†   (source)
  • Two days later, about forty-five minutes after the first bombs struck military targets outside Baghdad, President Bush addressed the nation and outlined the objectives of what would be a military invasion of Iraq: ...to disarm Iraq, to free its people, and to defend the world from grave danger....The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder.†   (source)
  • And in March 2003, with the American invasion of Iraq looming, he slipped into Baghdad and formed the resistance cells that would eventually come to be known as al-Qaeda in Iraq.†   (source)
  • Baghdad is a city of rafida.†   (source)
  • After the dam mission, my team was sent to Baghdad to help round up former regime loyalists and insurgent leaders.†   (source)
  • There were whispers that the Iraqi Republican Guard intended to make a suicide stand just over the border; others swore they intended to make the stand near Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Everything felt and smelled the same as my first combat deployment to Baghdad with Team Five in 2003.†   (source)
  • There were beheadings and burnings in Syria, a string of simultaneous suicide bombings in Baghdad, a Taliban raid in Kabul, a new round of fighting in Yemen, several stabbings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and a gun-and-grenade attack on Western tourists at a beach hotel in Tunisia.†   (source)
  • After graduating from the University of Baghdad with a degree in engineering, he had worked in Iraq, Jordan, Libya, and Kuwait before finally settling in France, where he met a Palestinian woman, originally from Nablus, who worked part-time as a translator for a UN refugee agency and a small French publishing house.†   (source)
  • I'd worked with Little Birds briefly in Green Team, but in Baghdad I found myself perched on the skid almost every night as the city passed underneath me in a blur.†   (source)
  • Mary Debenham had had little sleep since she left Baghdad on the preceding Thursday.†   (source)
  • You are travelling from Baghdad, I believe, Miss Debenham?†   (source)
  • I understand that the young English lady, Miss Debenham, also comes from Baghdad.†   (source)
  • A Colonel from India and a young English lady from Baghdad.†   (source)
  • It was one of his curiosities to figure out historical happenings like the building of the Berlin-Baghdad Railway or the Battle of Tannenberg, and he furthermore knew a lot about the lives of Martyrs.†   (source)
  • What have you been doing in Baghdad?†   (source)
  • Baghdad is rather out of things.†   (source)
  • She had travelled from Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Colonel Arbuthnot talked of the Punjab and occasionally asked the girl a few questions about Baghdad where, it became clear, she had been in a post as governess.†   (source)
  • The Colonel replied drily: "I stopped for one night to see Ur of the Chaldees, and for three days in Baghdad with the A.O.C., who happens to be an old friend of mine."†   (source)
  • You stopped three days in Baghdad.†   (source)
  • Gotham ...the melting pot ...Baghdad-on-the-Hudson.†   (source)
  • 'Get me the Lord Mayor of Baghdad,' she said.†   (source)
  • 'I want to know if anyone has disappeared recently in Baghdad?'†   (source)
  • 'Every night unpleasant things are happening in Baghdad,' the Sultan said.†   (source)
  • 'Here is the Sultan of Baghdad speaking,' the voice said.†   (source)
  • He went off to Baghdad to bag dad and mum and all the little kiddles!'†   (source)
  • 'One was off to Baghdad,' the BFG said.†   (source)
  • 'As they is galloping past my cave, Fleshlumpeater is waving his arms and shouting at me, "I is off to Baghdad and I is going to Baghdad and mum and every one of their ten children as well!"†   (source)
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