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WAR: 28 Abu Ghraib prisoners escape

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posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 04:42 AM
Twenty eight inmates being held at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison have escaped while heading for a courthouse. The inmates which included several foreign Arabs, were able to loosen the ropes binding them and overpower their guards. The ropes were being used due to a shortage of handcuffs. Several guards were injured, one critically.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi police are on the lookout for 28 Abu Ghraib prisoners who escaped while en route to a Baghdad courthouse for trial.

The detainees, which included several Arabs from other countries, were traveling aboard a bus from the prison to the courthouse late Thursday, according to a police official.

But due to a shortage of handcuffs, several had their hands bound with rope and were able to loosen the knots before overpowering police and security guards in the western Baghdad neighborhood of Sa'alam.

Iraqi police found handcuffs and rope scattered in the streets.

One prisoner managed to seize an officer's AK-47 and critically wounded him with it.

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Well, no doubt they are going to have their hands full and these foreign fighters being released will no doubt not help the overall security situation which seems to get worse as the election day draws near. If they were that critically short of handcuffs, why more the prisoners at all?

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 04:45 AM
this is sickning first our boys abuse them then they let them get away they need to close the facility and call it quits cause this place is nothing more than an esculating screw up , move them to gitmo or something stronger and better than this hillbilly stomping ground of a jail farse.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 10:35 AM
UPDATE: CNN is now reporting that two guards may have been in on the escape attempt

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraqi police searched Friday for 28 prisoners from Abu Ghraib who escaped while being transported to another facility in Baghdad, police and U.S. military spokesmen said.

Two police officers may have been involved in Thursday night's escape, Iraqi officials said.

The detainees were aboard a bus from the prison to another Iraqi correctional facility, said Lt. Col. Barry Johnson.


posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 12:54 PM
Could be that the "escape" was engineered on the inside because they could testify about further embarrasing details ? My gut feel is that these are the real hard core ones that got away. The guards need to be drawn and quartered if it is true that it's an inside job. Just goes to show that the lack of civil law and order allows these sort of things to happen. These guards will now plead and say that their families were threatened and so on... It's a blinking mess.

A further thought, if these are the real hardcore insurgents, then just how many more troops and innocent lives are going to be lost ?

[edit on 14-1-2005 by dixon]

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 12:59 PM

Originally posted by FredT
UPDATE: CNN is now reporting that two guards may have been in on the escape attempt

Occurs they were helped they did not did all that by themselves. It tells you how much reliable the Iraqi police and guard are.

posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 01:03 PM
Stating the obvious and probably echoed thousands of times. But the planning for post Saddam Iraq was really #ty. Now, further troops and innocents are exposed to potential danger. Just imagine, another 28 potential suicide bombers. It's a real mess.

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