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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:35 PM
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Baghdad Mayor Killed - Interfax (Anybody Know If These Guys Are Reliable)
Since this blurb is only a couple of sentences, I'll just post the link: http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?catid=138&newsid=746...

Seems like InterFax is a Russian, Eastern European News outlet.

I think...

:shrug:
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:36 PM
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1. Yes the mayor of Baghdad was killed today,
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:37 PM
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2. saw it in the morning and nothing since then. Have serious doubts.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:41 PM
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6. Yeah... I Just Did A Google News Search And Got Nothing !!!
That's why I put this in GD. I wasn't sure of this site's reputation.

Course I spelled Baghdad wrong my first attempt at Googling, LOL!!!

:shrug:
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:38 PM
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3. More evidence that the insurgency is in its death throes! n/t
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:39 PM
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4. The one who was forced out at gunpoint a while back or his successor?
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:43 PM
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8. Well... It's Dated 10\19\05, So I Guess It Would Be His Successor...
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 09:45 PM by WillyT
Either that, or Interfax is still using the Pony Express!

:shrug:

Onedit: Make that the 19th...
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niallmac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:39 PM
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5. nothing on Al Jajeera,bbc,cnn...
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Bumblebee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:41 PM
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7. I just did the News Google -- nothing
Do not think it's a true story
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exsoccermom Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:43 PM
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9. Checked Newsnow.co.uk and nothing (newsnow is a british news
feed with stories coming in from papers (and blogs even) from all over the world).
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Threedifferentones Donating Member (820 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:08 PM
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10. This paper mistranslated a news report from
some small paper, probably from the mid-east. The guy worked for the city in some sort of managment position but was not actually the mayor of Baghdad.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:17 PM
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11. Have A Link Please ???
:shrug:
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:31 PM
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12. I asked this morning in LBN-
Who is Hatem Mirza Hamza?

A better question might have been - Who is the mayor of Baghdad? Is it still Hussein al-Tahaan?

I have no idea. But, other than the one source on the killing, still nothing else in the news.

DUer muriel_volestrangler suggested it might have been a fault in the translation that Hatem Mirza Hamza, 'Baghdad municipalities president' was misinterpreted as 'Mayor'.

:shrug:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:40 PM
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13. Ok... That's Probably It...
<snip>

In other attacks in Baghdad, insurgents shot and killed Hakim Mirza, a municipal director, and his driver, in the Dora neighbourhood, and Muhsin Chitheer in front of his home in the al-I'alam area, police said. Mr Chitheer was a lieutenant colonel in the Iraqi army that US forces disbanded after invading in 2003.

<snip>

Link: http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=211566200...

Man... if you read that whole article, it sure sounds like civil war over there. God...

:nuke:
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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:10 PM
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14. No wonder I couldn't find anything more.
I was using 'Hatem Mirza Hamza' to search, which was the name given in the original article this morning. Using just 'Mirza' brought a few results in addition to the link you provided.

Also mentioned here:
Insurgents kill at least 14 in attacks as Saddam's trial begins
11:58 PM EDT Oct 19
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/051019/w101956.html

At about the same time, In other attacks, Elsewhere - What a string of senseless death.

So, I guess we've established the Mayor of Baghdad was one of the few NOT killed or injured today.
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