Government troops in Iraq, which is reeling from a wave of violence that killed up to 200 people, retook Suleiman Beg, north of Baghdad Friday, officials said.
There's no place for sectarian conflict in a democratic post-war Iraq, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said.
At least 100 people were reported killed in three days of Iraq violence after government troops stormed a Sunni protest camp, igniting fierce sectarian clashes.
A raid on a protest camp near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk was a blatant violation of the law, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al-Nujaifi said.
Violence in Iraq that claimed 36 lives risks pushing the country's Sunni provinces into an open revolt against the Shiite-led government, observers warn.
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
The European Union said it was concerned about lingering political tensions in post-war Iraq despite successful Iraqi provincial council elections.
UPI Almanac for Monday, April 22, 2013.
Healing the rift between Shiite and Sunni communities in Iraq is important for the country's post-war recovery, a former U.S. defense official said.
Iraq's independence-minded Kurds are racing to build a pipeline into neighboring Turkey through which they'll export oil to the Mediterranean.