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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 06:12 AM
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Roadside Bomb Kills 9 Iraqi Soldiers
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&e=4&u=/ap/2005042...

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"A string of explosions rocked the Iraqi capital and other parts of the country Saturday, including a roadside bomb that exploded near an Iraqi army convoy on the outskirts of Baghdad, killing nine soldiers and wounded 20, police said."

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"The attack occurred near the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, which was at the center of a prison abuse scandal last year after photographs were publicized showing U.S. soldiers humiliating Iraqi inmates.

It was one of at least three explosions in Baghdad. Another bomb detonated on a busy road that connects with the perilous highway to the airport, police Capt. Thamir Talib said. One Iraqi was killed and seven wounded, hospital officials said.
In eastern Baghdad, two policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb hit their car, said police Capt. Mahir Abdelsatar."

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"The violence was part of a surge of militant attacks that have caused heavy casualties in recent weeks, ending a relative lull since Iraqis voted in historic Jan. 30 elections. Iraqi leaders are struggling to form a Cabinet that will include members of the Sunni minority, believed to be the driving force in the insurgency."





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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 06:21 AM
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1. Remember a few short years ago when a person could get up
in the morning and not have to hear about things like this?
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 07:53 AM
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2. Man, they must have the shittiest equiptment
in the world. 9 soldiers? We rarely lose more than 2 soldiers to these things.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 07:55 AM
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3. haven't you seen how these soldiers travel around?
They pack about 20 or so into a pickup truck. Easy pickings.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 07:59 AM
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4. In other attacks Saturday:
-An Iraqi civilian was killed by a roadside bomb on a highway in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, said police Lt. Qassim Mohamed.

-A suicide car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque in Abu al-Khasib, a town near Basra in southern Iraq, wounding two people, said police Col. Karim al-Zeidi.

-In Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, a roadside bomb hit an Iraqi army convoy, wounding three soldiers, said Dr. Bahaaldin al-Bakri at the city's hospital.

The violence was part of a surge of militant attacks that have caused heavy casualties in recent weeks, ending a relative lull since Iraqis voted in historic Jan. 30 elections. Iraqi leaders are struggling to form a Cabinet that will include members of the Sunni minority, believed to be the driving force in the insurgency.

On Friday, a car bomb ripped through a crowded Baghdad mosque during midday prayers, killing 12 people and wounding 22, police and hospital officials said.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ?SITE=FLPET&...

Good Morning Iraqnam.

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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 08:04 AM
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5. Thanks for the reminder..... sigh :(
Edited on Sat Apr-23-05 08:27 AM by leftchick
Pepe Escobar did a great analysis of the Iraq situation the other day in the ATimes. He stated what we all suspect. That the US is in control of nothing in Iraq. Ramadi is ready to explode as well as Najaf again and I am sure most of the rest of the country. The situation in Baghdad is unbelievably bad. This is such a mess.


edit for link: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/GD21Ak02.html

thanks to Barrett808!
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