Wednesday, December 27, 2006

American Troops Kill Sadrist Leader Near Najaf

Breaking News: US Forces Kill Sadrist Leader Near Najaf : Aswat al Iraq:

U.S. forces kill a Sadrist leader near Najaf

By Haider al-Kaabi

Najaf, Dec 27, (VOI) – The U.S. forces killed in the early hours of Wednesday a leader of the Shiite Sadr movement after a raid to the killed Sadrist’s house near Najaf.

“The U.S. forces raided on Wednesday 4:00 am the house of Shaheed Allah foundation chief Sahib al-Aamiri in Hiyrah district, 18 km south of Najaf, and shot him dead,” an al-Aamiri’s family member told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).

Sahib al-Aamiri is a prominent leader of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-sadr’s movement.

Neither Shaheed Sadr office in Najaf nor the U.S. army made a comment on the incident.

VOI correspondent in the Shiite sacred city of Najaf reported the Iraqi security forces immediately went on alert in preparation to any emergency situation.

The incident came only one week after the security responsibility in Najaf province, 160 km southwest of Baghdad, was transferred to the Iraqi army from the Multi-National forces.

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