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Iraq's Unmasked Interpreters Fear for Their Lives

New US rule makes it easier for insurgents to target translators

(Newser) - A change in US military policy in Iraq has endangered some of its more useful local allies: Iraqi interpreters. Since September, translators have no longer been allowed to wear masks while on the job, something they say is necessary to protect their identities from extremists who target them as traitors,... More »

Brangelina Donate $1M to Kids Hurt by Iraq War

Will provide counseling and educational aid

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—soon to be proud parents of six—are doling out $1 million for other people's kids, AP reports. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation will give counseling and educational aid to Iraqis and Americans who have lost their parents, homes or schools in the Iraqi War. Last year,... More »

151,000 Iraqis Killed, Study Says

New survey touted as most reliable yet, but definite figure hard to come by

(Newser) - More than 150,000 Iraqis—about 120 a day—were killed in the first three years of the Iraqi war following the US invasion in 2003, a new study says. The estimate, from the WHO and the Iraqi government, is said to be the most scientific study yet of the... More »

Times Staffer Slain in Baghdad

Reporter-interpreter becomes 110th journalist killed since 2003 US invasion

(Newser) - An Iraqi reporter in the New York Times Baghdad bureau was shot and killed today on his way to work. Khalid Hassan, 23, is the second Iraqi Times employee and the 110th journalist killed in Iraq since 2003. Bureau chief John F. Burns described Hassan, a  4-year Times veteran, as... More »

Market Bombing Is Year's Worst

Attack in northern Iraq town left 150 dead, 250 wounded

(Newser) - The body count in yesterday's suicide bombing of a market in Amerli, in northern Iraq, is up to 150, making it the year's worst bomb attack in Iraq, the LA Times reports. Officials fear the area, 100 miles from Baghdad, has been targeted by al-Qaeda in Iraq militants pushed out... More »

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