Friday, July 29, 2005

Today in Iraq (at a glance)

The last 24 hours of the latest "last throws" as reported by reuters


Following are security incidents reported in Iraq on Thursday, July 28 as of 1400 GMT.

U.S. and Iraqi forces are battling a Sunni Arab insurgency against the Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government in Baghdad.

BAQUBA - Six Iraqi soldiers were killed in clashes with insurgents in two Iraqi towns north of Baghdad, security sources said. The fighting began when guerrillas fired mortars and light arms at three checkpoints in Baquba and two in Khan Bani Saad, the sources said.

BAGHDAD - Six civilians were killed and eight soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when a suicide car bomber targeted an Iraqi Army checkpoint in Mansour district, western Baghdad.

An Iraqi military statement said on Thursday that two civilian cars were destroyed in the attack.

KIRKUK - A bomb hit an oil pipeline that provides Baiji's refineries with oil from Kirkuk's oil fields, 90 km (55 miles) south-west of Kirkuk, a source at the northern oil protection force said.

A gas pipeline that supplies Baiji power station was also damaged during the attack.

HADITHA - The assistant chief of Haditha police station was shot dead by gunmen in the town, 200 km (125 miles) northwest of Baghdad, chief of Haditha hospital Dr. Waleed al-Hadithi said.

BAGHDAD - Two Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday when their patrol struck a bomb in north Baghdad. A military statement said one other soldier was wounded in the attack.

* BAGHDAD - A captain at Azzuhur police station was assassinated on Wednesday night near his home in al-Sha'ab district, northern Baghdad, a police source said.

BAGHDAD - One policeman was killed and four injured by a roadside bomb in front of a police station in Baghdad's southern district of Doura.

* FALLUJA - One US soldier died on Wednesday in a vehicle accident at Camp Taqaddum in Falluja, 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, a military statement said on Thursday.

1 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

H-

on my site you said we need to find another way. I replied. There is some other stuff in there too that we were talking about, but in reference to terrorism, here is my personal little solution (I dont have a multi-million dollar staff to reality check this one though):


My personal "other way", would be to take the money we are duming into Iraq right now (we would leave an Embassy there, and get out, let them fall upon themselves). We would develop a viable alternative fuel source, subsidize the auto industry to produce the cars at low cost for Americans, and thus cut our oil dependancy.

With out being center stage of the most stratigic resource in the world... The Middle-East gets ignored. With nothing else to finance them, the leaders (true bankers behind terrorism) would fall, and we would be done with Islamic Zealots suddently well funded around the world.

July 29, 2005 1:03 pm  

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