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Iraqi leaders give conflicting answers on reported Iran arms deal

An Iraqi armoured personnel carrier.Iraqi officials gave contradictory accounts on Tuesday about whether or not Baghdad had agreed to buy $195 million worth of arms and ammunition from Iran as reported by Reuters, a deal that if confirmed could damage Iraqi-U.S. relations.

Iraq allegedly signs deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran

Iraqi T-72 tanks.Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, according to documents seen by Reuters - a move that would break a U.N. embargo on weapons sales by Tehran.

Seventeen dead in bombings and shootings in Iraq

Violence in Iraq.At least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded in bombings and shootings in northern Iraq and Baghdad on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

Powerful new cluster bombs used in Syria

Bomb damaged buildings in Syria.The Syrian military has begun targeting opposition areas with a new type of cluster munitions rockets which is larger and more powerful than others in its arsenal, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

Iraqi PM defends counterterrorism strategy as bombs kill 49

A bomb attack in Iraq.Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki defended his government's counterterrorism strategy and vowed to defeat al Qaeda as bombs exploded in Baghdad and another Iraqi city on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people.

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