Saturday, July 5, 2008


Whatever Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is smoking I want some.

Iraqi PM says government has defeated terrorism


BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister said Saturday that the government has defeated terrorism in the country, a sign of growing confidence after recent crackdowns against Sunni extremists and Shiite militias.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki launched the crackdowns to extend the authority of the government over areas in Baghdad and elsewhere that have largely been under the control of armed groups since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

"They were intending to besiege Baghdad and control it," al-Maliki said. "But thanks to the will of the tribes, security forces, army and all Iraqis, we defeated them."

He was speaking at ceremonies marking the fifth anniversary of the 2003 assassination of Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, a leading opponent of Saddam Hussein who was killed in a truck bombing in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf after returning from exile in Iran.


Reported Security incidents:Baghdad:

#1: A bomb attached to a car killed two people and wounded eight others on Friday in the Yarmouk district of western Baghdad, police said.

#2: Friday Two bodies were found in Baghdad on Friday, police said.

#3: A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded one policeman and one civilian in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, police said.

Diyala Prv:#1: On Friday evening gunmen planted a bomb near a house at Shuhdaa neighborhood in Jalwlaa (northeast Baquba). Six people from one family were injured when the bomb exploded (a wife, four daughters and a son).

Mahaweel:#1: One body was found with gunshot wounds and signs of torture on Friday in a house in Mahaweel, 60 km (35 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Basra:#1: Gunmen killed Salim al-Daraji, an official of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC) in northern Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad on Friday, police said.

Tikrit:#1: Iraqi police killed four militants, two of them foreigners, just south of Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

Irbil:#1: Two unidentified bodies showing signs of having been shot were found in the northern Iraq district of Makhmour on Saturday, police said."The bodies, found in the village of al-Qadiriya, al-Kuweir district, (30 km) west of Makhmour, were taken to a morgue in the city," the source, who did not want his name mentioned, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq. Makhmour, 68 km southwest of Arbil, is one of the districts administratively disputed by Arbil, 349 km northeast of Baghdad, and Ninewa, 405 km northeast of the Iraqi capital.

Mosul:#1: Meanwhile, a civilian was killed and six others, including two policemen, were injured in a car bomb attack that targeted their vehicle in northern Mosul city.

#2: Militants shot dead two off-duty policemen in a market in eastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.Al Anbar Prv:

Fallujah:#1: An Iraqi Sunni Arab politician escaped a bomb explosion with wounds in the city of Fallujah in Anbar province on Saturday, a local police source said. A roadside bomb detonated near the car of Khaled al-Ubeidi, head of the Iraqi Islamic Party in central Fallujah on Saturday morning, wounding him, his driver and a bystander, the source toldXinhua on condition of anonymity.A roadside bomb wounded Khalid Mohammed, an official of the Iraqi Islamic Party in Falluja, and three other people, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, police said

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