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U.N. pledges to expand in Iraq five years after bomb blast

U.N. pledges to expand in Iraq, 5 years after blast

By Missy Ryan 2 hours, 27 minutes ago

The United Nations pledged on Wednesday to hasten its cautious steps in helping Iraq rebuild, five years after a devastating bomb pushed it to pull foreign staff out of the country.

U.N. and Iraqi officials gathered at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone for a somber ceremony commemorating the 22 people who died when a truck bomb struck U.N. offices in a Baghdad hotel on August 19, 2003.

It was a grim turning point in the first months after the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, prompting the U.N. to withdraw most foreign staff and foreshadowing the bloodshed that quickly took hold across Iraq.

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