Thursday, February 10, 2005

Events in Iraq

A convoy of Kurdish officials who took a wrong turn into a bad area of Baghdad were attacked, three were killed.
An interior military colonel called Riyadh Katei Illawi was kidnapped in Baghdad.
An Iraqi tv correspondent and his six year old son were shot dead. Abdul Hussein Khazaal worked for al-Hura TV - the US funded propaganda channel (Radio Free Iraq?) set up to challenge al-Jazeera.
A director in the Ministry of Culture and Housing was assassinated.
It appears that "insurgents" are getting good intelligence from their former colleagues still working in the security ministries of the interim government.
Iraqi police and soldiers are crying out for decent equipment and vehicles, but the US insist that all they need is yet more training.
Information gleaned from a Patrick Cockburn article in the independent.

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