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January 2, 2007 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

January 2, 2007

Al Sharqiyah TV:

A responsible source at the Iraqi Ministry of Interior said that police patrols in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, found the bodies of 54 martyrs that had signs of torture and gunshot wounds.

Iraqi authorities announced that 11 persons were killed or wounded in the riot that erupted in the Badush Prison north of Mosul yesterday.

Eyewitness said that a US helicopter opened heavy fire at a civilian car in northeastern Mosul after a US patrol came under attack with an RPG shell that was ensued by clashes between unknown gunmen and US forces. The US forces did not issue a statement on the incident.

The US Army said in a statement that it killed three persons in Baghdad during an operation to search for a person it accused of smuggling weapons to Al-Qa'idah Organization in Iraq.

The US Army said that Iraqi security forces, backed by US soldiers, arrested since the end of last month more than 60 persons accused of carrying out armed attacks against the coalition forces and Iraqi police.

Iraqi security sources said that mortar shells fell on Abu-Dashir residential area in southern Baghdad, killing four civilians and wounding four others.

Gunmen killed four persons from the same family in Al-Mada'in in southeastern Baghdad.

Iraqi police found four bodies with signs of torture and gunshot wounds in Al-Nahrawan in southeastern Baghdad.

The US Army said that a US soldier was killed and three others were wounded as a result of an explosive charge blast that targeted a US patrol in southwestern Baghdad yesterday. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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