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Spanish Envoy Among 12 Dead in Trio of Iraq Attacks

A Spanish diplomat, a U.S. soldier and at least 10 Iraqis died Thursday in a trio of attacks, showing how frail security still is half a year since U.S. troops occupied Baghdad. U.S. efforts to rebuild Iraq faced diplomatic obstacles too. Doubts rose over prospects for a U.N. resolution to map out Iraq’s political future and also over a planned donors’ conference, though Washington said the meeting should go ahead. The United States also found itself embroiled in a dispute with both Ankara and Baghdad over U.S. hopes for a quick deployment of 10,000 Turkish troops in Iraq. Iraq’s Governing Council, picked by the United States, opposes any Turkish deployment, while Ankara and Washington are haggling over just where the troops should be stationed. Full Story

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