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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/24/...main/index.html

    more fucking terror.

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    More than 80 killed in series of attacks in Iraq
    Assaults 'are not coincidental,' coalition official says
    Thursday, June 24, 2004 Posted: 8:29 AM EDT (1229 GMT)

    Three car bombs have hit the northern city of Mosul.

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 83 people were killed and 233 wounded in a wave of insurgent attacks across Iraq on Thursday, six days ahead of the scheduled handover of power, according to Iraqi sources.

    The assaults, which appeared to be coordinated, hit police facilities in Ba'qubah, Ramadi and Mosul.

    Mosul was hit particularly hard, with at least 30 people killed and 170 people wounded.

    These attacks "show a level of coordination," a senior coalition military official said. "They are not coincidental."

    Hospital and coalition officials say the northern city of Mosul has been virtually paralyzed.

    Armed insurgents are freely roaming the streets of some parts of Ba'qubah, north of the capital, according to a member of the city council. Rasam Ismail al-Ekilli.

    Two soldiers, members of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division, were killed when their patrol was ambushed in Ba'qubah. A third soldier died in a car bomb attack in Mosul.

    Insurgents also attacked a police station in the city, and several Iraqi police officers died in the gunbattle that ensued, an Iraqi Ministry of Health official said.

    Included in the day's death toll are at least 18 Iraqi police officers and three Iraqi Army personnel.

    U.S. forces responded with airstrikes on insurgent positions in Ba'qubah, according to military officials with the 1st ID.

    The assault on Mosul began shortly after 9 a.m. when three simultaneous car bombs hit separate targets, killing one U.S. soldier and several Iraqi policemen, according to a coalition news release.

    Iraqi police said seven of its officers died and four were wounded in an attack on a police station.

    In the attack on Ramadi, multiple rocket-propelled grenades hit the central police station in Ramadi, killing Iraqi police officers and a member of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps, Iraq's new army.

    A coalition military official said bodies were being pulled out of the rubble.

    Twelve police were wounded along with three ICDC members, according to a local journalist.

    At a Baghdad checkpoint, a suicide bomber detonated himself in a southern section of Baghdad called Abu Dasheer. Two Iraqi Army personnel and three civilians were killed. Five other civilians were wounded. There were American casualties as well, but it is not known whether any were killed.

    In Fallujah, U.S. forces battled insurgents and military officials, reporters said. According to journalists, American forces faced fierce resistance as they tried to enter a eastern industrial section of the city around 8 a.m. (12 a.m. EDT).

    The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force said its actions in Fallujah were "strictly defensive in nature." The United States has attacked militant "safe house" targets in Fallujah twice this week, killing about 38 people.

    U.S. warplanes and helicopters were taking part in the operation. A U.S. Cobra helicopter made an emergency landing outside of the city after coming under small arms fire, a senior coalition military official said.

    The aircrew was recovered in good condition.

    Allawi shrugs off death threats
    Meanwhile, Iraq's Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi shrugged off two death threats delivered via television and the Internet, saying he remained determined to bring democracy to Iraq.

    The latest threat, contained in a videotape broadcast by the Arabic-language television station Al-Arabiya, came from a previously unidentified group that called itself Group of Jihad and Resistance. (Full story)

    Along with the threat to kill Allawi, the voice on the audiotape threatened to continue attacks against coalition and Iraqi government targets.

    Thursday's spate of attacks comes in the wake of six reported attacks on convoys Wednesday.

    And on Tuesday, insurgents beheaded South Korean hostage Kim Sun-il, prompting an outcry in South Korea over the government's decision to send troops to Iraq.(Full story)

    In an effort to improve the fight against insurgents, Allawi this week sent a letter to the NATO secretary-general requesting training and technical assistance, a NATO spokesman said.

    The matter is expected to be discussed informally among the nations and then formally at the heads-of-state level at next week's NATO summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Some NATO countries have been involved in the Iraq war. The alliance agreed to help Poland in its role there.

    Other developments

    The Pentagon on Wednesday denied charges from a lawyer representing Saddam Hussein who alleged the former Iraqi leader was being abused.


    John Negroponte was sworn in Wednesday as the new U.S. ambassador to Iraq, an office he will assume after the planned handover of power.


    L. Paul Bremer, the top U.S. civilian administrator in Iraq, and Iraq's new president, Ghazi al-Yawar, visited the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. They met with local dignitaries in what was regarded as a farewell trip for Bremer, who will give up the post after Iraq gains sovereignty, and a meet-and-greet for al-Yawar.


    The followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr refused an invitation to take part in a national assembly that would choose an advisory panel for Iraq's government. Al-Sadr's Mehdi militia and U.S. troops battled for weeks, but fighting has died down in the flash-point towns of Najaf and Kufa.(Full story)
     
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    whats with you and aljazeera all of the sudden? :secret:
     
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    Iraq is going to straight up fall apart after the hand over. They can't handle it, their "troops" suck, their "cops" suck. whatever.
     
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    its time to let them fail on there own. When i was there you could see how useless those people are. They cant be trained. They could even overthrow a government they had. But it sure as hell took us only two weeks to do so.
     
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    It took us two weeks, but those people didn't have anywhere near the resources we had, and they had a dicatator who wanted them all dead. But, I have to agree that just from what I have seen on T.V. they are extremely stupid.
     
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    Where were you during the war?
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    This is bad, there is a place I've been worried about for years...

    It's billions of dollars in debt
    When we aquired it we had to take it by force
    Violence and murder are through the roof
    no stable form of government
    notible promblems with it's oil program
    over 1,00 religions, most of which we don't understand
    fuck it, I'm sick of dealing with it

    Pull out of California!!!!!! Send our boys home! :lol:
     
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    dont forget annexation by over-population....

    if ya know what i mean :wink:
     
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