Thursday, October 27, 2005

War News for Thursday October 27th 2005 Bring 'em on: SOLDIER FATALITY IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT NEAR CAMP BUCCA Bring 'em on: U.S. SOLDIER DIES OF NON-COMBAT WOUNDS Bring 'em on: 2 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN BOMB ATTACK Bring 'em on: ONE KILLED, 4 WOUNDED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE, IED ATTACK Bring 'em on: Baldwin City Police Officer Lance Parker's brother, Evan Parker, has died as a result of head injuries suffered Sunday when a grenade was tossed in his Army Humvee in Iraq. Bring 'em on: A roadside bomb destroyed a Humvee in a US convoy. Bring 'em on: Two police killed three wounded in roadside bombing Bring 'em on: Armed men assassinated Wednesday an official of the Iraqi Culture Ministry's tourist institution Bring 'em on: Four bodies were found in northeastern Haditha. Three of them were wearing army uniforms and the other was a contractor working with U.S companies. Bring 'em on: Gunmen opened fire on a convoy of bodyguards for Iraq's minister of water resources in western Baghdad, wounding two people. Bring 'em on: Three people were abducted by gunmen on the road outside Tikrit on Tuesday, local officials said. One of the kidnapped is a sister of the provincial minister of housing, the other is a manager in local agriculture ministry, and the last is a brother of a director in the provincial health directorate. The woman was released later in the day while the men were still held captive. Bring 'em on: Three policemen were killed and two wounded when a roadside bomb exploded beside their patrol in central Fallujah Bring 'em on: Two policemen were killed when gunmen attacked a police station in Ramadi Bring 'em on: An Iraqi was killed and eight others wounded on early Thursday by a suicide car bomb in central Iraq Bring 'em on: Coalition Force Engineers patrol was attacked by improvise explosive device and then came under small arms fire on the road 1 km south of An –Numaniya city. 3 Ukrainian soldiers were wounded. Bring 'em on: The bodies of three Iraqis have been discovered near the town of Baqouba. Bring 'em on: A drive-by shooting by insurgents killed police Lt. Colonel Mahdi Hussein Bring 'em on: In Fallujah insurgents fired a mortar round at the Iraqi army headquarters, leading soldiers to return fire randomly and hit a nearby car carrying three teachers to a school, said police 1st Lt. Assad Hussein al-Jumaili. One of teachers was killed and two were wounded Bring 'em on: U.S. ground and air forces continued to attack insurgents in western Iraq near the Syrian border. Bring 'em on: At least 21 Shi'ite militia fighters and two policemen were killed on Thursday when they clashed with Sunni Arab insurgents southeast of Baghdad. Another five policemen and 12 members of the Mehdi army were wounded. Bring 'em on: A police major was killed by gunmen in the southern district of the capital Bring 'em on: A car bomb hit a U.S. patrol of Humvee armoured vehicles in Baghdad early on Thursday, killing one civilian and wounding four Bring 'em on: One policeman was killed and five others wounded when clashes broke out between insurgents and Iraqi police in Baquba Bring 'em on: One policeman was found shot dead in his car south of Baquba Bring 'em on: One policeman from an elite unit was killed and two wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in the northern city of Kirkuk Bring 'em on: Two policemen were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a police patrol in Hawija Bring 'em on: The head of the Hawija city council escaped death when gunmen attacked him near Hawija, police said. He is seriously wounded in a hospital. What's left of the coalition of the willing: At this time, 27 nations are contributing to the ongoing stability operations throughout Iraq. These countries are Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and United States. Oil: More than 4,500 companies took part in the United Nations oil-for-food program and more than half of them paid illegal surcharges and kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, according to the independent committee investigating the program. Profit at Exxon Mobil, the world's biggest publicly traded oil producer, jumped 75 percent to an industry record of $9.92 billion, the company said today in a statement. The Hague-based Shell set the previous profit record about six hours earlier, when it said net income rose 68 percent to $9 billion. While the most dire predictions have been largely dismissed as alarmist -- gasoline prices in the United States of up to $6 a gallon and crude oil climbing to $105 a barrel in 2007 -- analysts warn consumers could face new price spikes and won't soon be returning to pump prices that propelled the popularity of gas-guzzling SUVs. Scandals in a broken house: The White House braced for the possibility that Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, could become a criminal defendant by week's end. Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, remained in jeopardy of being charged with false statements. President Bush on Thursday accepted the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, according to a statement from the White House. peace vigils: Reno: Michigan: Philadelphia: Durango: Martinsburg: FARMINGTON: Oakland: Morristown: Marin: Austin: Cleveland: Cape Cod: Billings: Fort Collins: Oregon: West Springfield: New Hampshire: Anchorage: Chicago: Florida: New Haven: End games: Lance Cpl. Jonathan Spears, who shed some of the weight that made him a formidable football player before the Marines would let him enlist, is the first service member from the Pensacola area to die in Iraq. The U.S. military announced the death of a soldier in San Antonio — Staff Sgt. George T. Alexander Jr., 34, of Killeen, Texas — from wounds sustained in Iraq Capt. Tyler B. Swisher and another Marine were killed when a roadside bomb struck their vehicle during combat near Amariyah, the Marine Corps said Wednesday. Last Christmas, Lance Cpl. Kenneth Butler gave his stepfather a U.S. flag and a red Marine Corps flag. He had planned to put up a pole for the flags for Father's Day next year, after his return from Iraq. But Butler, 19, was killed Friday in Iraq.


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