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Thursday, August 16, 2007

As many as 500 dead Iraqis

"The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."
-Dick Cheney, June 20, 2005

Tahreer Khalil is mourned by his relative in Baqouba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq after their family struck a roadside bomb on their way to their farm on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Tahreer's sisters were injured in the blast. (AP Photo)

Sundus Mohammed is comforted by her mother at a central Baghdad hospital while she recovers from her wounds from a car bomb attack in a busy market area in Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Police say the blast killed at least nine people and wounded 17. (AP Photo / Adil al-Khazali)

A wounded Iraqi child lies in bed next to his relative at a hospital in Dohuk, 15 August 2007. The death toll from four suicide truck bomb attacks in northern Iraq has risen to 400, officials said, making it easily the deadliest attack since the fall of Saddam Hussein four years ago.(AFP/Safin Hamed)


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