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Iraqi PM orders troops to make stand in Samarra  Iraq's leader directed his troops to make their stand against advancing Sunni militants in a flashpoint city home to a revered Shiite mosque   Car bomb, roadside bomb wound 16 Map of Samarra Iraq
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2011 Feb.5    
  Two explosions wounded at least 16 people Saturday in Salaheddin province
2010 Sep.6    
  Gunmen killed an Iraqi brigadier general as he drove his car in al-Ameriya, in western Baghdad. 5 construction workers were found dead in Samarra
2008 Mar.22    
  6 people have been killed in a strike near Samarra, with some reports suggesting they were US-allied anti-al-Qaeda Sunni fighters
2008 Feb.25   Wheelchair bomb kills police chief  A man in a wheelchair blew himself in a police station, killing 3 National Police officers, including a commander 2008 Feb.9       Al Qaeda captain, 5 U.S. soldiers killed Map of Samarra Iraq
  Iraqi police said they killed Mahmoud al-Douri, an al Qaeda in Iraq leader in Samarra. 4 U.S. soldiers killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb
2007 Sep.29     Sacred site to be rebuilt Map of Samarra Iraq
  Unesco: Reconstruction work will begin next month on a revered shrine in the city of Samarra blown up in the current conflict
2007 Aug.5       U.S.: Iraq shrine bomber killed Map of Samarra Iraq
  Coalition troops killed the al Qaeda terrorist who masterminded the Feb. 2006 attack on Samarra's al-Askariya mosque
 Haitham al-Badri was behind the 2006 and 2007 attacks
2007 Jun.12   Blast hits key Shia shrine Map of Samarra Iraq
  The 3 minarets of the al-Askari, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam, have been damaged by an explosion in Samarra
 The bombing destroyed two towers at the mosque. The same holy site was attacked in February 2006. The shrine houses one of 2 tombs in Samarra for Shia imams, which attract pilgrims from around the world
2006 Sep.3   Al Qaeda in Iraq No. 2 held  U.S. and Iraqi forces have captured Hamed Jumaa Farid al-Saeedi who ordered the bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra 2006 Jun.28   Tunisian held in mosque bombing  Iraqi security forces have arrested Abu Qudama who they say played an active role in the bombing in Samarra 2006 Mar.17     U.S., Iraqi offensive enters second day Map of Samarra Iraq
  Troops scoured the countryside around Samarra, descending on farms in their search for insurgents
2006 Mar.16   Military launches largest air assault  50 aircraft are involved in Operation Swarmer with more than 1,500 Iraqi and U.S. troops near Samarra
 troops detained more than 30 people and found five caches of weapons on the operation's first day
2006 Feb.22   Three journalists killed  3 Iraqi journalists working for al-Arabiya TV have been kidnapped and killed near Samarra 2006 Feb.21   Blast damages Shia shrine
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  A bomb attack has damaged one of the Muslim world's holiest shrines, sparking demonstrations outside
 Thousands have gathered at the al-Askari shrine in Samarra where 2 men blew up the famous golden dome. The shrine is one of Samarra's 2 tombs for revered Shia imams. Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani has called for a week of mourning. Shias in Baghdad attacked at least 5 Sunni mosques in a reprisal, and disturbances reported in other cities.
2004 Oct.1   109 insurgents killed in Samarra  3,000 U.S. troops moved into Samarra. One American soldier was killed 2003 Apr.13   US rescues soldiers held by Iraq  Marines came across the prisoners near the town of Samarra while moving up the highway towards Tikrit

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