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March 22, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

March 22, 2006

Al Sharqiyah TV:

An armed group has attacked joint US-Iraqi military forces in the city of Al-Latifiyah, south of Baghdad. An Iraqi security source said that the armed group attacked soldiers from the 2nd Battalion of the US Army's 4th Division and Iraqi soldiers from the 4th Infantry Battalion of the Iraqi Army's 8th Division, adding that one member of the group was killed and 11 others were arrested.

Four policemen were killed in an attack on Al-Mada'in Police Centre, south of Baghdad, this morning. An Interior Ministry source said that 14 mortar shells fell on the headquarters of the Law Enforcement Forces in Al-Mada'in. It said that among those killed was an officer with the rank of colonel.

Gunmen attacked a police patrol southwest of Baghdad today. One policeman was killed and another was wounded in the attack.

The joint US-Iraqi operation northeast of Samarra enters its seventh day. A statement issued by the multinational troops said that the US and Iraqi forces discovered two arms depots yesterday. Gunmen in Samarra released an official of the Iraqi Red Crescent who was kidnapped yesterday. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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