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  • Names of those caught in the Ibril raid

    04/02/2007 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Dog · 17 replies · 1,017+ views
    verumserum.com/ ^ | March 26th, 2007 | Posted by John
    January 11, 2007: A US led raid on a consular office in Irbil, Iraq leads to the capture of six Iranians including(link): Hassan Abbassi, a strategist “close to” President Ahmedinejad and the only individual with any diplomatic credentials.Mohammad Jaafari, an aid to National Security advisor Ali Larijani Jalal Sharifi, a professional intelligence officer. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Djafari Sahraroudi, a Kurdish affairs expert wanted by Interpol Mojhadi Safderi, two Revolutionary Guard officers (link).One of the six, (Hassan?) is released. The other five remain in custody.
  • Iran to complain to UN over arrests in Iraq

    01/19/2007 7:38:32 AM PST · by Valin · 21 replies · 482+ views
    TEHRAN, (Reuters) - Iran said on Friday it would soon lodge a complaint with the U.N. Security Council about the arrest by U.S. troops of five Iranians, who Washington says were backing militants in Iraq but who Tehran says are diplomats. U.S. soldiers seized the men in a raid on an Iranian government office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil on Jan. 11, hours after U.S. President George W. Bush pledged to crack down on the "flow of support" from Iran to Iraqi militants. Washington regularly accuses Iran of encouraging violence in Iraq, a charge Tehran dismisses saying the...
  • US says detained Iranians provided weapons to Iraqi ”insurgents”

    01/14/2007 8:39:44 AM PST · by Valin · 9 replies · 370+ views
    Five Iranians arrested by American troops in northern Iraq are linked to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard group that provides weapons to Iraqi "insurgents," the U.S. military said on Sunday. The five were detained on Thursday in an American raid on an Iranian government office in the Iraqi city of Arbil. "Preliminary results revealed the five detainees are connected to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard - Qods Force (IRGC-QF), an organisation known for providing funds, weapons, improvised explosive device technology and training to extremist groups attempting to destabilise the Government of Iraq and attack Coalition forces," the U.S. military said in a...
  • Bush approved raids on Iranians in Iraq

    01/12/2007 9:33:40 PM PST · by do the dhue · 126 replies · 5,672+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 1/12/2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    <p>WASHINGTON - An order from President Bush authorized a series of U.S. raids against Iranians in Iraq as part of a broad military offensive, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.</p> <p>Bush issued the order several months ago, Rice told The New York Times as she prepared to visit the Middle East. She said the president acted "after a period of time in which we saw increasing activity" among Iranians in Iraq "and increasing lethality in what they were producing."</p>
  • Iran demands US free arrested "diplomats" in Iraq

    01/14/2007 12:00:04 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 39 replies · 990+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 14, 2007
    TEHRAN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iran is demanding the immediate release of five Iranians held by U.S. forces in Iraq, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, adding that the five are diplomats. The five were arrested on Thursday in the northern Iraqi town of Arbil and the U.S. military has accused them of links to an Iranian Revolutionary Guard group that provides weapons to Iraqi insurgents. "Americans should immediately release the five Iranians and pay compensation for the damages they caused to our office in Arbil," Mohammad Ali Hosseini told a weekly news conference, adding the five were...
  • US forces raid Iranian consulate in Iraq (detain 5, confiscate computers, documents

    01/11/2007 2:03:26 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 51 replies · 1,987+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 11, 2007 | Reuters
    ARBIL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. forces raided the Iranian consulate office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil on Thursday and arrested five employees, the official Iranian news agency IRNA said. There was no immediate comment by the U.S. military on the raid which came hours after President George W. Bush vowed in a speech to interrupt what he called the "flow of support" from Iran and Syria for insurgent attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. The raid was the second such operation in the past month against Iranian interests in Iraq by U.S. forces. "Around 5.00 a.m.,...
  • US forces raid Iran official office in Iraq - TVs

    01/11/2007 12:50:03 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 69 replies · 4,598+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 11, 2007
    ARBIL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. forces raided an Iranian government representative's office in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil early on Thursday and made a number of arrests, Iraq's state television and a Kurdish station reported. There was no immediate comment on the reports of a U.S. raid in Arbil from the American military.
  • Iraq - Condoleezza Rice in Iraqi Kurdistan after Baghdad visit

    10/06/2006 12:06:51 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 409+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 6, 2006
    Condoleezza Rice in Iraqi Kurdistan after Baghdad ERBIL (Iraq) - the American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived Friday morning at Erbil, principal city of Iraqi Kurdistan, for discussions with the president of the autonomous area of Kurdistan Massoud Barzani, noted a journalist of AFP. Mrs. Rice had arrived Thursday to Iraq, in Baghdad, for a surprised visit intended to encourage the process of national reconciliation Iraqi, after visits in Israel and in the Palestinian territories. The American Secretary of State must go to London later in the course of the day to take part in the meeting of...
  • Video Shows Killing of Iraqi Hostages

    01/19/2005 10:22:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 2,171+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | January 19, 2005 at 10:06:59 PST | MAGGIE MICHAEL
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A militant group posted a video on the Web on Wednesday showing gunmen killing execution-style two Iraqis said to have set up an Internet system in northern Iraq to help in this month's elections. The two men are shown in the video kneeling blindfolded next to a stone wall before being shot in the head. "This is the end of any apostate who cooperates with the crusader troops in Iraq in their war against Islam," the militant group Ansar al-Sunnah Army said in a statement screened on the video after the slaying. The group accused the...
  • Kurdish Prime Minister Welcomes Korean Troops in Iraq

    08/12/2004 9:01:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 389+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/12/04 | Yoo Yong-won
    Kurdish Prime Minister Welcomes Korean Troops in Iraq Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, on visit to Korea, said on Thursday, “We Kurdish welcome the dispatch of Korean troops to the northern Iraqi city of Arbil and recognize its importance. Thus, we prioritize the safety of Korean troops and people over anything else.” He made this remark during a meeting with Defense Minister Yoon Kwang-woong at the Defense Ministry building, adding, “We think highly of the Korean troop dispatch in our region, Arbil, and appreciate their efforts to help our people.” He also emphatically said, “Our people in Arbil think...
  • Red Crescent director, wife found dead in northern Iraq

    04/10/2004 4:37:30 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 72 replies · 135+ views
    ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) - The director of the Iraqi Red Crescent in the Kurdish city of Arbil and his wife have been found dead in the main northern city of Mosul. The bodies of Barzan Omar Ahmad and his wife Sazane Ismail Abdullah, who also works at the Red Crescent, were discovered late Friday on a street in Hay al-Intisar in Mosul, Red Crescent spokesman Hawar Fares said Saturday.
  • At Least 101 Were Killed in Joint Attacks on Kurdish Groups (Irbil Update)

    02/03/2004 4:32:27 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 9 replies · 255+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Feb. 03, 2004 | MSNBC
    Video Captures Images of Iraq Suicide Bomber At Least 101 Were Killed in Joint Attacks on Kurdish Groups MSNBC News Services Updated: 2:06 p.m. ET Feb. 03, 2004 IRBIL, Iraq - A video camera captured images of a man shaking hands with a Kurdish official seconds before blowing himself up in one of the two suicide bombings during Muslim holiday celebrations that killed 101 people. Kurds blamed Ansar al-Islam, a militant group allegedly linked to al-Qaida, for the attacks./snip/The PUK video shows only the back of the bomber’s head as he joined the line. The man, apparently in his 20s...
  • Wolfowitz: Iraq Attacks Show U.S. Efforts Succeeding

    02/02/2004 12:05:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 191+ views
    yahoo news/Reuters ^ | 02-02-04 | Tabassum Zakaria
    Wolfowitz: Iraq Attacks Show U.S. Efforts Succeeding Reuters / 2-02-04 By Tabassum Zakaria KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Attacks in Iraq (news - web sites) like the Arbil suicide bombings show efforts to build a new Iraq are succeeding and that extremists are using violence to stop the process, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said on Monday. "The most discouraging news in the last couple of the days is the bombing in Arbil," said Wolfowitz, who is on his third trip to Iraq since the war ended last April. "They took advantage of the Muslim holiday when people relaxed," he...
  • Iraqi Airways to start scheduled flights from Arbil airport

    01/24/2004 7:18:03 AM PST · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 578+ views
    Iraqpress ^ | 01/24/04 | IRaqpress
    Iraqi Airways to start scheduled flights from Arbil airport Baghdad, Iraq Press, January 24, 2004 – Iraqi Airways is planning to resume international scheduled flights from an airport in the Kurdish city of Arbil, according to the national carrier’s Director-General Muhanad al-Mufti. Insurgents have repeatedly attacked the International Baghdad Airport, currently under US occupation. The airport, formerly known as Saddam International Airport, is now mainly used for military flights. Mufti said the airport in Arbil was safer and had the facilities necessary for both domestic and international flights. Communications Minister Behnam Zaya Polos visited Arbil last month and met with...
  • First Commercial Flight Brings Joy to Iraqi Kurds

    12/07/2003 4:20:25 PM PST · by knak · 15 replies · 211+ views
    reuters ^ | 12/7/03
    ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - With a final victory swoop over the Iraqi Kurd capital and a waggle of his wings on Sunday, the pilot of the new United Iraqi Airlines landed his plane to wild applause - inside and out. The landing at the grandly titled Arbil International Airport of the aging Boeing 727 marked the first time an international commercial flight has ever touched down here, and the symbolism of freedom from decades of oppression ran deep. "This is a great moment for us. It has great political, commercial and social implications. It is truly historic," the city's public...
  • Car bomb hits U.S. Iraq headquarters

    09/10/2003 11:13:05 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2003 | UPI
    <p>IRBIL, Iraq, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A suicide car bomber struck the U.S. intelligence headquarters in Irbil, Iraq, killing three, the London Guardian reported Wednesday.</p> <p>A Kurdish security official said three Iraqis were killed, including a 12-year-old boy. Six Americans were wounded.</p>
  • Suicide Bomber Kills Three People in Iraq

    09/10/2003 6:54:17 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 215+ views
    Earthlink ^ | September 10, 2003 08:26 AM EDT | AP
    IRBIL, Iraq - A suicide bomber exploded in an SUV outside the U.S. intelligence headquarters, killing three other Iraqis and wounding dozens, including four Americans, a Kurdish security official said Wednesday. The U.S. military in Baghdad had said six Americans were wounded but later said four intelligence officers were hurt along with a Kurdish peshmerga guard at the building. The Kurdish official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Associated Press that the vehicle was filled with TNT. He also said several homes in the neighborhood, which was cordoned off by U.S. soldiers, were destroyed. He blamed al-Qaida for...
  • Child Killed, Scores Wounded by Iraq Suicide Bomb

    09/10/2003 6:34:38 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 5 replies · 161+ views
    Reuters, Yahoo news ^ | Sept. 10, 2003 | Nabil al-Taei
    ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed himself and an Iraqi child and wounded more than 50 people, including six U.S. personnel, according to local people and the U.S. military on Wednesday. In the fifth bomb attack in Iraq (news - web sites) in as many weeks, a four-wheel drive vehicle stopped suddenly in front of a house in the Kurdish city of Arbil in northern Iraq on Tuesday evening and exploded with the driver inside, residents said. They said the house was being used by U.S. intelligence agents. A military spokeswoman initially said it had been a "safe...
  • The Turks Enter Iraq

    04/25/2003 8:55:00 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 3 replies · 249+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | April 25, 2003 | Michael Ware
    Thursday, Apr. 24, 2003 Even as the U.S. works to stabilize a postwar Iraq, Turkey is setting out to create a footprint of its own in the Kurdish areas of the country. In the days after U.S. forces captured Saddam's powerbase in Tikrit, a dozen Turkish Special Forces troops were dispatched south from Turkey. Their target: the northern oil city of Kirkuk, now controlled by the U.S. 173rd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade. Using the pretext of accompanying humanitarian aid the elite soldiers passed through the northern city of Arbil on Tuesday. They wore civilian clothes, their vehicles lagging behind a...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 4/12/03-Mosul,Khaneqin,Arbil,Halabja,Dohuk

    04/11/2003 8:24:40 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 80 replies · 1,951+ views
    DOD, Abu Dhabi TV, FReepers, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 4/12/03 | The Armies of the very Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 4/12/03 - Mosul, Jabal Maqlub, Ghazel, Khaneqin, Arbil, Kalak, Kifry, Hadithah dam, Shamamer, Halabja, Chamchamal, Kirkuk, Altun Kupri, Tuz Khurmatu, Dohuk BREAKING: Mosul - Iraqis surrender BREAKING: Jabal Maqlub - SF special contributions BREAKING: Ghazel - Bridge destroyed by Iraqis, but captured BREAKING: Khaneqin - liberated from Saddam BREAKING: Arbil - freedom with the help of the USA BREAKING: Arbil - More Iraqi atropine injectors captured BREAKING: Kalak - freedom after airstrikes BREAKING: Kifry - freedom after Iraqi rockets BREAKING: Hadithah dam - champion US Special Forces secured it BREAKING: Shamamer -...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 4/2/03-Rescues,Najaf,Nasiriyah,Arbil,Umm Qasr

    04/02/2003 10:25:42 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 104 replies · 3,175+ views
    DOD, IraqiTV, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 4/3/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 4/3/03 - Rescues, Najaf, Nasiriyah, Arbil, Umm Qasr BREAKING: Freed behind Enemy Lines - POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch BREAKING: Freed in Az Zubaya - Black Watch BREAKING: Baghdad - Republican Guard palace + BREAKING: Najaf - cache of Iraqi weapons from Saddam's military school BREAKING: Nasiriyah - Battle lines BREAKING: Nasiriyah - captured Iraqi military base BREAKING: Nasiriyah - WMD-suits, masks and ammunition which were found at military installation BREAKING: Nasiriyah - freed Iraqi bedouins BREAKING: Arbil - Atropine injectors left by retreating Iraqis BREAKING: Halabja - New sheriff in town...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/29/03-Arbil,Chamchamal,Kirkuk,Baghdad

    03/28/2003 10:04:26 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 63 replies · 16,060+ views
    IraqTV, Abu Dhabi TV, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 3/29/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/29/03 - Arbil, Chamchamal, Kirkuk, Baghdad BREAKING: Saddam Surrounded BREAKING: Arbil- American paratroopers In Force BREAKING: Chamchamal - Kurds Take Iraqi Position BREAKING: Near Kirkuk - Retreating Iraqis BREAKING: Baath telecommunications centers taken out BREAKING: Baath government centers taken out BREAKING: Baghdad-Tikrit Regime elects to continue its terror and WMD BREAKING: Fedayeen and Republican Guard - Decimation In progress ========= Map of northern Iraq ========= Map of northern Iraq showing the major battles [per AFP FWIW]. ========= Harir airfield ========= At the Harir airfield, somewhere near the Kurdish city of Arbil [231...