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12 Iraqi troops killed in ambush

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posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 12:54 AM
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12 Iraqi troops were killed in an ambush near the village Zab. They were on their way to Kirkuk, to guard oil facilities.

The article also says that a Marine was killed in combat in a western province, but doesn't offer any more details.



But in a clear sign militants plan to continue their attacks, 12 Iraqi troops were killed in an ambush in northern Iraq and a U.S. marine died in combat in a western province.

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And so it continues.....




posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 01:20 AM
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An Iraqi military commander said the soldiers were travelling from their jobs guarding oil pipelines when they were attacked on Wednesday between the villages of Azab and Zaraqiya, 85km west of Kirkuk.

Kirkuk's deputy mayor Ismail al-Hadidi said funerals would be held on Thursday for the men "who were protecting Iraq's riches from the terrorists".

The deadliest single attack since Sunday's election, the ambush served as grim reminder to Iraq's fragile security situation.

The attacks come as the influential Association of Muslim Scholars (AMS) said Sunday's elections lacked legitimacy and that the national assembly and the interim government stemming out of it would lack legitimacy too.

In a statement broadcast on Aljazeera, the AMS cautioned the UN and the international community not to lose sight of the pitfalls of "legitimising such an election".

"This will open the door of evil and those legitimising the elections would be responsible," the statement said.


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so it begins....
the taste of democracy.
everybody wants his own piece of land now.
what can we expect now?
a civil war?
or a time of peace and prosperity for iraqi people?
if we can still call them "iraqi people"....



posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 01:23 PM
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I guess that shows that news received from al Jazeera can't always be dismissed out of hand.

The latest report I've read indicates that there have been over 28 deaths now. 26 Iraqi's and 2 US soldiers.

Also, when the 12 Iraqi troops on their way to Kirkuk were killed, 2 were spared, so they would warn others against joining Iraq's security forces. The group claiming responsibility calls itself Takfir wa Hijra.

Insurgents kill 28 in Iraq



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