Bombs in Iraq kill at least 19 at checkpoint, funeral gathering and soccer field

  • Article by: SAMEER N. YACOUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 28, 2013 - 1:25 PM

BAGHDAD — Bombs in Iraq targeting a checkpoint run by government-allied Sunni militiamen, a Shiite tribal leader's funeral and a soccer field killed at least 19 people on Friday, in the latest strikes by militants seeking to destabilize the country.

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pjhawk95Jun. 28, 13 1:13 PM

With this kind of violence taking place I wonder if the Iraqi people wish Saddam Hussein had been left in power?

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davehougJun. 28, 13 5:02 PM

We were told in the 1st Iraq war, there would be civil war if Saddam was deposed. I always thought Saddam's best legal defense would have been "I was very harsh because I had to be, in order to keep the country together".

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