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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 02:53 AM

Al-Qaida kill 25 Iraqi police officers

Source: AP

A gang of gunmen wearing military-style uniforms has killed 25 police officers in a carefully planned early morning shooting spree in western Iraq, officials said.

The killings began with the gang kidnapping two police commanders from their homes in the western Iraqi city of Haditha at around 2am on Monday. It ended with the gang raising the flag of al-Qaida at a police checkpoint in the latest bloody strike against Iraq's security forces.

Officials in Haditha, 140 miles north-west of Baghdad, described a systematic plot to kill city police, with attackers disguising themselves in military uniforms and driving cars painted to look like Iraqi interior ministry vehicles.

Both of the commanders were roused from their homes by gunmen claiming they had warrants for their arrests, said Mohammed Fathi, spokesman for the governor of Iraq's western Anbar province.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/05/al-qaida-kill-25-iraqi-police-officers

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napoleon_in_rags Mar 2012 #1
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 03:19 AM

1. Oh there they are, winning popularity points.

What exactly is their objective again?

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 03:32 AM

2. They won't go away; they'll always be with 'us.'

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 06:01 AM

3. That ought to win some hearts and minds of the Iraqis...

Not the smartest move for al qaida thugs. This might just be the answer to getting the Middle East to condemn these savages.

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 06:30 AM

4. Iraq.....

..... will descend into chaos even BEFORE we pull out. A totally predictable, predicted and inevitable outcome. I guess we can stay there forever, or maybe WE SHOULD HAVE NEVER GONE THERE TO BEGIN WITH.

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