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Feb 9th, 2011

Summary: A suicide bomber posing as a dairy deliveryman struck a Kurdish security headquarters, setting off a series of rapid-fire attacks in the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk killing seven and wounding up to 80 people. … With daily shootings and deadly bombings, it’s clear there’s still a simmering fight in Iraq as the U.S. military prepares to leave after nearly eight years, almost 4,400 U.S. troops killed and at least $750 billion spent. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on February 9, 2010, Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reported on the death of retired United States Marine Corps colonel Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.).