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Ten Questions: Gen. Petraeus discusses Iraq security, Spain remembers bombing victims

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(CNN Student News) -- March 12, 2007

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. According to the report: What international conference took place in Baghdad on Saturday? What were some of the main priorities of the conference?

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2. What attacks occurred in Baghdad over the weekend? Do you think that the timing of these attacks was significant? Why or why not?

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3. Who is Gen. David Petraeus, and what is his role in the war in Iraq?

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4. Where in Iraq is the Anbar province located? According to the report, why is this province strategically significant for the U.S. military?

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5. What measures have Iraqi and U.S. forces taken to strengthen security in Anbar? According to Petraeus, why have these efforts been successful?

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6. How do you think that the Anbar security model is benefiting local residents?

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7. What Latin American country did President George W. Bush visit on Sunday? What was the purpose of this visit? Why do you think that some people protested Mr. Bush's visit?

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8. What terrorist attack took place three years ago in Madrid, Spain? What took place in Spain yesterday to mark the anniversary of this tragedy?

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9. How do some of the victims' loved ones feel about the monument at the Atocha station? Do you think that memorials like the one at the Atocha station are important? Why or why not?

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10. According to the segment, what divisions exist in Spain over the bombings and their aftermath?

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