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By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Israeli troops killed six Palestinian militants in Gaza Wednesday in what the army and witnesses called the largest military offensive since Israel re-entered the territory in June.
The U.S. military announced 11 more deaths Wednesday, as Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki called for a national reconciliation conference to build political consensus between the warring Shiite and Sunni factions. A journalist in Baghdad discusses the situation there.
U.S. soldier Jeffrey Mittman, who was seriously wounded in the face while serving in Iraq, discusses how he is coping with his injury.
By PBS NewsHour
In an effort to curb the sectarian killings across Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki presented a four-point plan after talking with Sunni and Shiite party leaders, while Iraq's parliament extended the state of emergency in the capital Monday.
Following a NATO request for additional troops in Afghanistan to combat Taliban insurgents, a suicide bomber rammed into a convoy near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Friday, killing 16. Sarah Chayes, a former reporter who covered the U.S. military operation…
Hezbollah guerillas ambushed Israeli soldiers trying to advance on the Lebanese town of Bint Jbail Wednesday, killing at least 12 troops, according to Arab television.
Amid the security crackdown in Baghdad, an al-Qaida linked group has claimed responsibility Monday for abducting two U.S. soldiers from a checkpoint while the U.S. military has charged three soldiers with the murder of three detainees during an operation.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared a state of emergency Wednesday in the southern city of Basra, where 140 people have been killed in rival gang clashes in May alone, police said.
More than 20 people were killed in attacks across Iraq Thursday, including 19 deaths in Iraq's capital.
Poet and Vietnam veteran Wyatt Prunty responds in verse to the NewsHour's broadcast of photos of American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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