The city has come so far from its days as a place of unrelenting violence that many in Iraq insist that it can ultimately be an example of nation building for the rest of the country.
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- 22 June, 2014 ISIS expand offensive in western Iraq 2,000 Iraqi troops sent to western cities, key dam, to block Sunni Islamist; meanwhile Shiite militias parade, prepare to fight insurgents, as country moves toward sectarian showdown.
- 24 August, 2009 Lake Habbaniya Journal: Dancing by the Waves, Iraqis Forget War for a Day It is amazing, but it is real: for the first time since the outbreak of the sectarian war in 2006, Iraq is enjoying a beach season.
- 27 April, 2013 Attacks kill 8 from Iraq security forces BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say attackers have killed eight members of the security forces, including five anti-al-Qaida militiamen, amid rising sectarian violence in the country.
- 17 August, 2012 Iraq officials: Over 90 dead in Thursday’s attacks Iraqi officials said Friday that a blistering string of attacks across the country the previous day ultimately killed at least 93 people and wounded many more, as the extent of the violence grew clearer and mourners began to bury their dead.