Iraqi President Reportedly Recovering From Illness
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (file photo) (epa)
February 27, 2007 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is reported to be in stable condition and recovering well from a bout of exhaustion and mild lung inflammation.
Iraq's ambassador to Jordan, Sa'd al-Hayani, said Talibani will continue recovering in a hospital in Amman for several more days.
Meanwhile, violence claimed at least 22 lives in Iraq today. In the deadliest incident, a suicide truck bomber targeted an Iraqi police station in the northern city of Mosul, killing six officers.
In central Baghdad, a car bombing killed five people. And in the southeast of the city, five people were killed by a roadside bomb.
(compiled from agency reports)
On The Verge Of Civil War
The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)
HAS THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ BECOME A CIVIL WAR? Many observers have concluded that the tit-for-tat sectarian violence that emerged after the February 2006 bombing of a mosque in Samarra has become a full-blown civil war.... (more)