Thursday, November 23, 2006

Health Ministry-Attack

There's really not much to be said about this. You're well capable of working out why a ministry under Sadrist control came under attack. The health ministry complex is in central Baghdad.That area is under green zone government Ministry of Defense contro. Which is to say that it's under SCIRI control.

The attack lasted for three hours.

Deputy health minister Ammar al-Assafar was kidnapped on Monday last deputy health minister Hakim al-Zamili escaped an assassination bid on Monday.

The attack was very well coordinated it was very well planned it consisted of a concerted mortar barrage followed by in the region of 100 gunmen storming the complex. Snipers covered their attack and shot at people trying to escape the complex..

In broad daylight in Bab al-Mu’adham for crying out loud 100 masked gunmen were able to storm a major ministry complex with in the region of 2,000 people inside. To get to Bab al-Mu’adham you have to go through checkpoint after checkpoint after checkpoint. And that's not including the checkpoints in Bab al-Mu’adham itself

They had help - they had a lot of help.


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