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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:46 AM
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Gunmen kidnap 11 Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad
Gunmen have kidnapped 11 Iraqi soldiers travelling in a minibus at a fake checkpoint in a town north of Baghdad, a joint US and Iraqi policing centre said.

The soldiers were wearing civilian clothes and were taken out of the bus at gunpoint after the gunmen found their military IDs.

The abduction took place in Udhaim, some 50 kilometres north of Baquba, a volatile town which has witnessed recent sectarian violence and attacks against Iraq's US-trained forces.

On Thursday, 28 policemen were killed in an insurgent ambush near Baquba. That attack followed a separate ambush on Sunday on a convoy of buses near Baquba in which 13 police recruits were killed and several more were reported kidnapped.

Building Iraq's security forces to take over security from US troops is a key element in Washington's plans for an eventual withdrawal of its 140,000 troops.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told Reuters in an interview this week that his forces were out-gunned by insurgents and that Iraqi police sometimes had to share rifles.

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:10 PM
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1. The Iraqi military just went down by 11.
This frigging situation is INSANE. Everybody kidnapping and killing everybody else and this criminal conspiracy of an administration refusing to call it a civil war.

Who would have ever thought that the American people would tolerate such corrupt incompetence and greedy grasping criminality as we have in this country?
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