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19. Nov 2005

Endnu en fredelig dag i Irak

En ganske almindelig dag, hvor der alt i alt ikke er sket noget særligt:

Bring 'em on: Major explosion shakes central Baghdad from two suicide car bombers. At least six dead, over 40 injured. (Casualty figures expected to rise, per BBC.)

Bring 'em on: Air Force Fighters Strike Insurgents - Air Force F-15 Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons and MQ-1 Predators flew air strikes against anti-Iraqi forces near the Iraq-Syria border in support of Operation Steel Curtain.

Bring 'em on: Three Danish soldiers injured by bomb inside their camp in Basra.

Bring 'em on: Iraqi security forces arrest 24 militants and free three children hostages in separate missions in Baghdad.

Bring 'em on: Former Iraqi MP kidnapped in Baghdad

Bring 'em on: Two Filipino workers killed in bombing in Baghdad last Friday.

Bring 'em on: Doctor gunned down by unknown gunmen in Mosul. A police officer and two policemen were killed in al Hadbaa neighborhood of Mosul. Two more policemen gunned down in southern suburb of Mosul. Two police killed in another area of Mosul, and a gunfight between MNF and insurgents happened in Al Wahda district. Child died in bomb blast that targeted police. Three children killed by two bombs targeting MNF. Body of man abducted earlier in the day was found, and another unknown person was found dead in his car in Mosul. In Baghdad, eight Iraqis wounded by bomb blast.

Bring 'em on: BAGHDAD - A motorist was badly injured when his car was hit by a roadside bomb intended for a passing U.S. tank. KERBALA - A former member of the outlawed Baath Party was assassinated by gunmen in Kerbala. His son was wounded in the incident. RAMADI - Iraqi police found the bodies of police Lieutenant Colonel Sulaiman al-Dulaimi and his son on Thursday after they were abducted a day earlier. Both had gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

Bring 'em on: Soldier Killed in Vehicle Accident

Bring 'em on: US Marine Killed by IED in Hadithah

Bring 'em on: US Soldier dies of wounds from IED attack in northwest Baghdad.

Bring 'em on: US Soldier killed by multiple gunshot wounds in Baqubah, Iraq.

Bring 'em on: 3,000 Foreign Fighters in Iraq: Intelligence Study (This study does not count American, British, or other coalition forces as foreign fighters.)

Bring 'em on: Former Serb Red Berets in Iraq - (Also not included in "foreign fighters" totals.) Former Serbian "Red Berets" elites forces are now being employed as private security personnel in Baghdad. Vecernje Novosti daily said the men were recruited through a security agency in Sarajevo in neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Serbians join an increasing number of foreign former military personnel supplementing coalition forces in Iraq. Some media estimates put the number of private security personnel as high as 40,000.

Fra Today in Iraq, dagens nyheder for 18. november 2005.