Car bombs and a suicide attacker struck Baghdad and cities to the north and west of the capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people and shattering a recent lull in violence in predominantly Sunni areas while fighting rages in the…

Iraqi police and soldiers battled Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi fighters Tuesday for control of key neighborhoods in Basra, the country's second-largest city, as the radical Shiite cleric threatened a countrywide campaign of civil revolt.

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