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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 05:25 AM
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Clashes in Iraq's Shi'ite south kill four-sources
Edited on Wed May-16-07 05:27 AM by maddezmom
Source: Reuters

NASIRIYA, Iraq, May 16 (Reuters) - Militias loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr clashed with Iraqi forces in the southern city of Nasiriya on Wednesday which killed four people and wounded 40, Iraqi police and hospital sources said.

A police lieutenant said the fighting broke out after police arrested two Mehdi Army militiamen on Tuesday on suspicion they were part of a team that plants roadside bombs in the area.

Witnesses in Nasiriya, 375 km (235 miles) south of Baghdad, said the clashes began before dawn. Fighting eased by noon after the militias withdrew from the city's centre.

Iraq's Shi'ite south has seen less violence than in Baghdad and other areas, but fighting between rival Shi'ite factions and security forces erupts from time to time.

Read more: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO631938.htm



FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 16
16 May 2007 06:53:38 GMT
Source: Reuters
More May 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 0630 GMT on Wednesday:

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 15 people were found in different districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

BAGHDAD - Four people were killed and four others were wounded by a mortar round attack in Ur district in northern Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.

MAHMUDIYA - A roadside bomb exploded near a mini bus, killing a person and wounding another on Tuesday in the town of Mahmudiya, about 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO623845.htm
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 05:33 AM
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1. Chlorine Bomb" Attack Kills 20, Injures 50 In Iraq's Diyala Province
Chlorine Bomb" Attack Kills 20, Injures 50 In Iraq's Diyala Province



(RTTNews) - A suspected chlorine bomb attack on Tuesday in an open-air market in the village of Abu Sayda in Iraq's Diyala province has killed 20 people and 50 others were reported to have been injured, Iraqi police said on Wednesday.

Doctors at a local hospital suspected the use of poison gas given the nature of victims' burns, according to a police spokesman in the provincial capital Baquba.


more:http://www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=...
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 05:52 AM
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2. Car bomb kills at least 32 in Iraq
BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb has exploded in a Shiite enclave northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 32 people and wounding 50, police said Wednesday.

The attack occurred near an outside market about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday in the village of Abu Saydah in the volatile Diyala province, local police said, giving the casualty toll.

more:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070516/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 07:55 AM
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3. 41 Iraqis killed in new violence
BAGHDAD - A parked car bomb exploded near a market in a Shiite enclave northeast of the capital, killing at least 32 people and wounding 50, police said Wednesday. Hospital officials and wounded victims said chlorine gas may have been used in the attack, but police denied that.

Thousands of U.S. forces continued to search for three American soldiers feared captured by al-Qaida last week after an attack on their convoy south of Baghdad also killed four U.S. troops and an Iraqi soldier.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out in the mostly Shiite city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq on Wednesday, when a militia fought with police there after they arrested two wanted militia members, police said. Nine Iraqis were killed and 75 wounded, a police spokesman said.

A U.S. government report released Tuesday showed that the recent U.S. troop increase and security crackdown has had little effect on the high number of attacks in the country.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070516/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:11 AM
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4. Seems like the background noise has risen to pre-surge levels
and is being tuned out in the West every bit as much as before.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 12:04 PM
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5. MOSUL - Two suicide truck bombers destroyed a Tigris river bridge north of the city
FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 16
16 May 2007 15:48:47 GMT
Source: Reuters
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Background
Iraq in turmoil
More May 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1500 GMT on Wednesday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* MOSUL - Two suicide truck bombers destroyed a Tigris river bridge north of the city of Mosul, police said, in the latest attack against the country's infrastructure.

BAGHDAD - Six people were wounded after nine rounds of what appeared to be mortar bombs slammed into the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in central Baghdad, a U.S. embassy spokesman said. Insurgents have stepped up mortar and rocket attacks on the zone, which houses parliament, many government ministries, the U.S. embassy and other foreign missions.

ABU SAYDA - A truck bomb laden with chlorine gas exploded in a market area in the mostly Shi'ite town of Abu Sayda, north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 45 people and wounding 60, police said on Wednesday.

NASIRIYA - Clashes between militias loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi government forces killed eight people and wounded 40 in the southern city of Nasiriya, 375 km (235 miles) southeast of Baghdad, hospital and police sources said.

more:http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO623845.htm
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 01:24 PM
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6. Mosul: 200 insurgents attack police station - Reuters Factbox
Source: Reuters

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 16
16 May 2007 17:11:17 GMT
Source: Reuters

May 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1700 GMT
on Wednesday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* MOSUL - As many as 200 insurgents attacked an Iraqi police station and a
prison and set off a series of bombs in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km
(240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

* BAGHDAD - Two Iraqis were killed and 10 other people were wounded when
10 mortar rounds landed inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, ...

-snip-

Read more: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO623845.htm
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 02:43 PM
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7. 30 bodies found in Baghdad - Reuters Factbox
Source: Reuters

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, May 16
16 May 2007 18:31:03 GMT
Source: Reuters

May 16 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1830 GMT
on Wednesday:

* denotes new or updated item.

* MOSUL - Four policemen were killed and 30 people were wounded when about
200 insurgents attacked an Iraqi police station and a prison and set off a
series of bombs in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The bodies of 30 people, all of them shot, were found in various
parts of Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.

-snip-

Read more: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IBO623845.htm
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 02:46 PM
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8. so much for the "surge"
:(
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 02:53 PM
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9. Is it GENOCIDE yet?
:shrug:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 07:57 AM
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10. New information also emerged about several attacks in Iraq on Wednesday.
New information also emerged about several attacks in Iraq on Wednesday.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, about 10 gunmen hijacked a bus in Baqouba that was traveling from Baghdad to Kirkuk in northern Iraq, police said. The attackers took 20 women and an unknown number of children off the vehicle, then left with 23 male passengers as hostages, apparently heading toward a nearby al-Qaida in Iraq stronghold, police said.

An apparently coordinated attack by five suicide car bombers and scores of militants backed by mortars and bombs killed four policemen in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday night and injured 30 other people, including 14 police officers, police said.

The attacks began after 7 p.m., when two suicide bombers detonated car bombs near the police station in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad.

Another two suicide car bombers blew up near the headquarters of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan in another area of town, said Wathiq al-Hamdani, provincial chief of police
more:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/iraq ;_ylt=Atc6Rqs4ewDqXo_Xb_sdXVhX6GMA
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