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WAR: Bodies of 49 Iraqi soldiers found

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posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 04:34 AM
An ambush on Iraqi army recruits has left 49 dead. Many of the recruits were reportedly killed execution-style. A statement posted on the internet purportedly by a group led by al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bodies of 49 Iraqi army soldiers have been found near the town of Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, according to police.

The bodies were laid out in four rows with about 12 bodies in each row, Gen Walid Al-Assawi, commander of the Diyala provincial police, has said.

Thirty-seven bodies were found on Saturday, and another 12 on Sunday.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

"Police said insurgents appeared to have intercepted the soldiers as they were travelling home on leave since many were from the southern provinces."

[edit on 24-10-2004 by Banshee]

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 07:53 AM
Actually, they are reporting 50 dead. And these soldiers had just graduated from military training and were headed home.

This is sad.

And also needs to be updated.

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 01:07 PM
AFP: have just reported..

News just in that

Al zarqawi group claims iraqi cadet killing!

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 01:19 PM
Many were killed execution style! This is terrible and should only fill the Iraqis with more resolve to find those responsible.

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 03:32 PM
"It appears that they were ambushed by a large, well-organised force with good intelligence, a senior security official told the Reuters news agency.
Otherwise, the gunmen would not have gotten the information about the soldiers' departure from their training camp and that they were unarmed, he added."bbc

From what I saw on TV they did seem to be very well organised. There was mention of them wearing police uniforms to disguise them and not arouse suspicion. So how did they get their hands on these uniforms and this brings me back to what I've said in a previous post that the Iraq army and police force must have Militants working for them to be able to pull of such things.

If it's worth anything here's the latest from the BBC news site on this

"Interior Ministry spokesman Adnan Abdul Rahman said 37 bodies were found shot dead on the side of the road, while the bodies of 12 others were found in a burned bus. There was confusion over the precise figures. The Iraqi National Guard said 48 troops and three drivers were killed."
BBC news

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 04:01 PM
Absolutly horrible. To bad there is no way to know what the Iraqi populace reaction will be.

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 05:11 PM
Camp Victory, headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition's ground forces command attacked - US diplomat killed

posted on Oct, 24 2004 @ 05:46 PM
Well it is sad news but as the population of Iraq is divided and the Sunni and Shiite are always against each other I wonder is some of it is rivalry between tribes, whit the elections in January I bet is going to be some problem with one group or tribe favor over the other one by the US. But occurs they are going to blame it on Zarqawi after all hes been the bad boy now plotting in Iraq.

For some reason the news coming from Iraq has been kind of hush lately unless is something major like this

I got the feeling that tribal rivalry is involve. (Beside Zarqawi).

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posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 06:38 AM

But occurs they are going to blame it on Zarqawi after all hes been the bad boy now plotting in Iraq.

Well yes, that and the fact that he claimed responsibility!

posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 06:48 AM
imagine that usa would have been invaded by "blizzkrieg" attack and would have been 6 months occupated by chinese army..or russian army...
Wouldnt you be pissed to see that your mates would go after few months to train in occupiers army?
By their stand of view they were traitors..simple as that.
By your view they were "free people of iraq" who wanted to join under coalition army..
yeah right..they were just short on money because when us attacked, many iraqis ppl lost their jobs etc. And apparently their luck runned out.
It aint going too well down there..

posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 07:08 AM
Just a quick update. These soldeirs stopped at a FAKE security/police post. They were then executed. It has been reported that information was given by an insider within the security force.

This was from the BBC website.

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