Christmas Eve Round Up News Translated and Summarised from Arabic (truncated)
Baghdad : Director of Institute of Toxicology Assasinated :Aswat al Iraq:
Ali Abdel Amir Assadi the director of the toxicology institute was murdered by gunmen in Palestine street (East Baghdad) who shot him in his car. URI:Fallujah : Workshop Orphan Care : Aswat al Iraq:
There were 80 participants at day one of the workshop organised principally by the Iraqi foundation for human development and the Iraqi society for the care of orphans. The workshop is geared to increasing the coordination of the Islamic charities in Fallujah and to increasing their effectiveness. URI:Fallujah : Saqlawiyah : American Patrol Bombed : Aswat al Iraq:
An American army of occupation patrol was attacked by a roadside bomb near the Saqlawiyah bridge 15 km north-west of Fallujah. No reports of casualties no comment from the American army of occupation spokesweasels as yet either. URI:Kirkuk : Huayjah : Two Brothers Shot Dead : Aswat al Iraq:
Two brothers who owned shops the city centre were shot dead near the Technical Institute in Al-Huwayjah. URI:Dohuk : Survivors of Anfal Demand Compensation : Aswat al Iraq:
A group representing survivors of the Saddam regime's Anfal campaign are demanding compensation from the green zone government. They say their preliminary data indicates tens of thousands of Kurds were killed or went missing during the Anfal campaign. URI:Mosul : Fuel Convoy Bombed : American Army of Occupation Patrol Attacked : Aswat al Iraq:
Salahadin : Baijii : Civilian Shot By American Forces : 4 Seized in Raids : 1 Kidnapping : Aswat al Iraq:
At which point Aswat Al Iraq's server went down. It looks like they used a cheap DNS service and haven't renewed their account. Ho hum ... onward on second thoughts ... not onward ... I'm traveling, tired, cold, very pissed off, and the battery on this thing is running low needs recharging urgently, and come to that I could do with some recharging myself.
Goodnight folks "peace on earth to men of good will" this grumpy middleaged Irishman aka "the charming only when feeling refreshed gorilla" needs to get some sleep.