Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Security Summary: September 11, 2007

Above: Sunni families arrive in the Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad after fleeing the Jabour area today saying they were forced from their homes by elements of al-Qaida.

QAIYARA - Six Iraqi policemen were killed in an attack by gunmen on their checkpoint in a village near the town of Qaiyara, 60 km (40 miles) south of Mosul.

MOSUL - An Iraqi army lieutenant and his father were killed when armed men attacked their home in the eastern part of Mosul 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad.

KIRKUK - Gunmen killed an Iraqi army officer while he was on his way to join his unit in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said.

RIYADH - Gunmen killed a security officer in Riyadh, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Kirkuk.

ABBASI - A corpse was found in Abbasi, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Kirkuk.

BAGHDAD - 12 bodies were found across Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said. BAQUBA - 90 detainees were released in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) north of Baghdad, to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan later this week. Another 22 people were released in Falluja, 50 km (30 miles) west of Baghdad.

BAGHDAD - Eight suspected insurgents were killed during U.S. operations targeting an al Qaeda network in a remote area of northwestern Iraq near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said. Another 15 were detained during those operations and raids in Baiji and Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed one person and wounded five in Baghdad's western Mansour district, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed nine suspected insurgents and captured eight in the Shi'ite Sadr City slum district of Baghdad during a military operation targeting people involved in murder, kidnapping, roadside bombing and mortar attacks, the U.S. military said.

BAGHDAD - Two mortar rounds wounded seven people in the southwestern Bayaa district of Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces killed six insurgents and detained five suspected insurgents during operations to disrupt the al Qaeda network in southern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

From Reuters/Alternet