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Sep 29th, 2011


FROM THE ARCHIVES

One Year Ago — September 29, 2010

Surge in Iraq Green Zone Attacks

Image: Civilians wounded in roadside bomb blasts in Baghdad
An Iraqi man walks past the site of two roadside bomb blasts in central Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Four civilians were wounded in the blasts. (Photo credit: Ali Abbas / EPA)

One year ago today, I reported that the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad had come under an intensifying barrage of rocket attacks in recent weeks, with a senior American military commander suggesting that Iranian-backed militias were behind the attacks in an effort to influence the formation of a new Iraqi government.

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Two Years Ago — September 29, 2009

Iraq-Afghanistan Casualties

Two years ago today, on September 29, 2009, I provided my weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Army Sgt. Titus R. Reynolds, 23, Columbus, Ohio, died Sept. 24, 2009 in Omar Zai, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.

Titus Reynolds graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in 2005. He was known as a good neighbor, helping neighbors haul groceries inside or playing electric guitar and bass for his church band.

He is survived by his wife, Nikki; his parents; and two brothers and a sister.

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Three Years Ago — September 29, 2008

32 Killed, 100 Wounded in Mass-Casualty Baghdad Bombings

The mother of Mohammed Esam, 19, cries over his body as it is washed before burial, at a cemetery morgue in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Mohammed was one of 22 victims in Sunday's car bombing central Baghdad. (Photo: Alaa al-Marjani / AP)
The mother of Mohammed Esam, 19, cries over his body as it is washed before burial in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. Mohammed was one of 22 victims in a car bombing central Baghdad. (Photo credit: Alaa al-Marjani / AP)

Three years ago today, on September 29, 2008, I reported on mass-casualty bombings in Baghdad and a lecture by Juan Cole on the foreign policy implications of the Iraq war.

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