posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 10:57 AM
Thirty five Iraqi policemen were kidnaped as they returned from training in Jordan. However, they were eventually released when they managed to
convince the gunmen they were business men.. These attacks come on the heels of a wave of violence that has plagues Iraq. Most of the violence has
occurred in the Sunni Triangle. U.S. dead since the war has now surpassed 1200.
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen briefly detained 35 unarmed Iraqi police recruits in their hotel near the Jordanian border on Tuesday night, but
released them after they pretended to be businessmen.
Colonel Karim Hajem, chief of Kerbala police, said gunmen held the recruits, who had stopped in the western town of Rutba on their way home from a
training course in Jordan, for three hours.
"They hid their police papers and told the gunmen they had been visiting Jordan on business," he said. "They let them go."
A total of 56 police recruits from the southern city of Kerbala had been to Jordan for training, but some were not at the hotel at the time of the
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The insurgents in addition to their usual kidnaping and car bombs seem to have set the Iraqi police force firmly in their sights. No doubt hoping
that by targeting them, they can spread the U.S. forces to this and be able to consolidate control in the triangle. As the execution of Hassan shows
these groups will stop at nothing and has not a single iota of values. Its time that the gloves come off.
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