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  • Coalition Forces in Iraq Kill 25 Terrorists, Detain Dozens

    03/23/2008 1:00:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies · 516+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2008 – Coalition forces in Iraq killed 12 terrorists today during an operation east of Baqouba targeting members of a suicide bombing network, military officials said. The ground force was attacked with small-arms fire as it approached the targeted building. Responding to the hostile threat, coalition forces engaged five armed men, killing them, officials said. The ground forces ordered the occupants to come out of the building. Some complied with the order, but others remained inside, according to officials. Coalition forces entered the building and were fired upon by several armed men. Seven more terrorists were killed...
  • Bomber strikes Sunni-Shiite meeting (Baqouba)

    09/24/2007 1:54:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 163+ views
    Bomber strikes Sunni-Shiite meeting By LAUREN FRAYER, Associated Press Writer BAQOUBA, Iraq - A suicide bomber struck a U.S.-promoted reconciliation meeting of Shiite and Sunni tribal sheiks as they were washing their hands or sipping tea Monday, killing at least 15 people, including the city's police chief, and wounding about 30 others. Two U.S. soldiers were also wounded in the 8:30 p.m. blast at a Shiite mosque in Baqouba, a former al-Qaida in Iraq stronghold about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials, who gave the overall casualty toll. The brazen attack, which bore the hallmarks...
  • Blast kills Jersey Shore GI [Specialist Kareem R. Khan]

    08/17/2007 12:08:16 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 20 replies · 2,304+ views
    Arlington National Cemetery ^ | 8/10/2007 | SHRUTI L. MATHUR
    Blast kills Jersey Shore GI Friday, August 10, 2007 By SHRUTI L. MATHUR [Manahawkin, NJ] -- When it came to a post-high school career decision, there was nothing Kareem R. Khan wanted to do other than join the Army. Spurred by the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Khan, a 2005 graduate of Southern Regional High School, wanted to show that not all Muslims were fanatics and that many, like him, were willing to lay their lives down for their country, America. He enlisted immediately after graduation and was sent to Iraq in July 2006. So when his...
  • ‘Arrowhead Ripper’ continues to deny terrorists resources

    07/09/2007 11:53:40 AM PDT · by SoldierDad · 23 replies · 901+ views
    ‘Arrowhead Ripper’ continues to deny terrorists resources Monday, 09 July 2007 Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory APO AE 09342 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20070709-07 July 9, 2007 ‘Arrowhead Ripper’ continues to deny terrorists resources Multi-National Division – North PAO BAQOUBA, Iraq – Iraqi army and Coalition Force Soldiers from Task Force Lightning continued offensive operations in and around the capital of Diyala province, Iraq, as Operation Arrowhead Ripper continued to deny resources to al-Qaida terrorists during its twentieth day in the area. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, and 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 6/21/07-Baqouba,Diyala,Surge

    06/21/2007 5:57:14 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 110 replies · 13,005+ views
    NASA, AP, AFP, Reuters, Yahoo and the usual suspects, and many brave | June 21 2007 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    <p>Your thought, picture, analysis, and corrections are appreciated by all FReepers.</p> <p>Will these pictures be on the MSM tonight, positively showing the Surge?</p>
  • 1,500 policemen fired in Iraqi province (Diyala province, Baqouba 'Trumps' Mayor and Sunni insurgent

    01/28/2007 12:47:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 396+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/07 | AP - Baghdad
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The mayor of Baqouba and 1,500 police officers in Diyala province have been fired in a bid to end the raging violence in that region northeast of Baghdad, the provincial police chief said Sunday. Ghanim al-Qureyshi, who took command of police operations in the violent province after his predecessor was sacked last month, said Mayor Khalid Al-Senjeri, a Sunni Muslim, was dismissed over suspicions he was collaborating with Sunni Arab insurgents. Last week, the mayor was reported kidnapped by insurgents who blew up his office and stole several new police vehicles in Baquoba, the provincial capital. He...
  • Coalition forces detain senior al-Qaida in Iraq network member

    06/20/2006 6:41:11 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 25 replies · 870+ views
    MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE - IRAQ ^ | June 20, 2006 | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces detained a senior al-Qaida in Iraq network member and three suspected terrorists during coordinated raids southwest of Baqouba June 19. The terrorist is reportedly a senior al-Qaida cell leader throughout central Iraq , north of Baghdad . He's known to be involved in facilitating foreign terrorists throughout central Iraq , and is suspected of having ties to previous attacks on Coalition and Iraqi forces. Coalition forces secured multiple buildings and detained the known terrorist plus three suspected terrorists without incident. Troops found an AK-47 with several magazines of ammunition and destroyed them all on site....
  • Seven gunmen arrested in Baqouba [Iraq]

    06/13/2005 7:21:52 AM PDT · by Wiz · 5 replies · 303+ views
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | 2005 Jun 13
    BAGHDAD, June 13 (KUNA) -- Seven gunmen were arrested Sunday evening by American troops in Baqouba in northeastern Baghdad following a shootout A Multi-National Forces' statement issued Monday said that soldiers of the American freedom mission forces arrested seven armed men in Baqouba, Diyala province's biggest city.
  • Alleged al-Qaida-linked Leader Captured

    02/25/2005 8:15:36 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 8 replies · 653+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces captured the leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist cell allegedly responsible for carrying out a string of beheadings in Iraq, the government said, and 30 people were killed in a string of bloody attacks, among them three American soldiers. The government identified the captured cell leader as Mohamed Najam Ibrahim. It said he was arrested in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, but gave no date for the arrest. Officials said Ibrahim's operation was linked to Jordanian-born terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who leads a shadowy insurgency affiliated with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. Ibrahim...
  • Farewell to David Salie, the Best of the Best

    02/21/2005 12:58:43 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 5 replies · 518+ views
    ©2005 Military Advantage ^ | February 16, 2005 | Joe Galloway
    WASHINGTON - All of America should join me in mourning the death Monday of Sgt. 1st Class David J. Salie. Sgt. Salie was killed on Valentine's Day on a mean street in the Iraqi city of Baqouba, and I'm grieving the loss of my friend along with his wife, Deanna, and their three children. I met David Salie in 1995 in the town of Mirabalais in Haiti. He was a tall, lanky, three-stripe buck sergeant. His battalion had been sent up from Port au Prince, the capital, to do some patrolling with the Special Forces A Team that I was...
  • Four U.S. Troops, 16 Others Killed in Iraq

    12/04/2004 9:59:41 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 12 replies · 1,089+ views
    AP ^ | December 4, 2004 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    Suicide car bombs struck Iraqi police and Kurdish militiamen in Baghdad and northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens, while four U.S. soldiers died in separate attacks, again demonstrating the lethal reach of Iraq's insurgency just weeks ahead of crucial elections. The U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. John Abizaid, acknowledged that the country's homegrown forces aren't yet up to the task of ensuring secure elections, requiring the planned increase in U.S. troops. More than 42 Iraqis have been killed in the last two days alone. But U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi criticized the military's hardline...
  • Clashes Elsewhere as Fallujah Offensive Ebbs

    11/15/2004 12:00:36 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 2 replies · 639+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 11/15/04 | Ian McCaleb, Greg Kelly and The Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — Explosions and gunfire broke out Monday in the city of Baqouba and elsewhere in the "Sunni Triangle" as U.S. and Iraqi forces moved against the last remaining pockets of resistance in Fallujah. U.S. and Iraqi troops and insurgents clashed in a belt running across central and northern Iraq. At least 27 people were killed Monday in Baqouba, neighboring Buhriz and Suwayrah, south of Baghdad. Fighting was also reported in the ethnically mixed northern city of Mosul, Iraq's third-largest, and the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, west of Fallujah. [snip] Outside Fallujah, a convoy of ambulances and relief...
  • 6 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Attacks

    10/13/2004 3:25:40 PM PDT · by TexKat · 7 replies · 561+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/04 | ROBERT H. REID
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attack and roadside bombings killed six American soldiers, and Iraq's prime minister warned residents of insurgent bastion Fallujah on Wednesday to hand over terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi or face military action. Al-Zarqawi's Tawhid and Jihad group has claimed responsibility for beheading several foreign hostages and for car bombings throughout the country, and a videotape posted Wednesday on an Islamic Web site showed militants linked to al-Zarqawi beheading two Iraqis they accused of being intelligence officers. The attacks, at a time when U.S. forces are putting pressure on insurgent strongholds in the Sunni heartland, occurred...
  • Baqouba - Update 68 killed in Iraq car bomb

    07/28/2004 12:59:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 34 replies · 1,433+ views
    Associated Press | July 27, 2004
    A SUICIDE attacker killed at least 30 people when he exploded a bomb-laden vehicle outside a central Baqouba police station today, a top police official said. The US military said 20 people had been killed. General Walid al-Azawi, chief of police in Diyala Province, said at least 30 people were killed in the suicide bomb attack outside the al-Najda police station in central Baqouba, 55km north-east of Baghdad. General Al-Azawi told The Associated Press that the suicide attacker drove his car into a crowd of people gathering outside the al-Najda police near concrete barriers to register for police jobs....
  • Baqouba, Iraq - 15 Iraqis killed and at least 25 injured in car bombing

    07/27/2004 11:45:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 331+ views
    APNewsAlert | July 27, 2004
    AP News Alert BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A hospital official says that 15 Iraqis have been killed and at least 25 injured in a car bombing in Baqouba.
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 7/16/04-Baghdad,Baqouba,Yazd,Tehran,Kabul

    07/15/2004 2:57:07 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 75 replies · 14,030+ views
    various TV, new sources, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 7/16/04 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 7/16/04 - Baghdad, Baqouba, Hilla, Samawa, Yazd, Tehran, Kabul, Mohmand tribal area BREAKING: Baghdad - American Heroes Practice and Receive Good will BREAKING: Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis demand Saddam be executed BREAKING: Baghdad - Iraqi security forces killed 15 terrorists and arrest nine more BREAKING: Baqouba - Islamic AntiChristian Hate Crime and Terror BREAKING: Mohmand tribal area also from Hilla, Samawa, Yazd - the Zoroastrian temple, and Kabul - Women and children liberated by the USA QFN ==== QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM...
  • Insurgents Attack Shiite Office in Iraq (also Kurdish government official wounded)

    06/26/2004 4:23:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 299+ views
    FOXNews ^ | June 26, 2004
    Insurgents Attack Shiite Office in Iraq Saturday, June 26, 2004 BAQOUBA, Iraq — Insurgents attacked two political party offices and a government building Saturday, killing three people and wounding two, the latest in an upsurge in violence just days before Iraq's interim government takes power. Also Saturday, a car bombing wounded a Kurdish government official and killed one of his bodyguards in the northern city of Irbil (search), according to police and a spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (search). Witnesses identified the wounded official as Mahmoud Mohammed, the Kurdistan Democratic Party's minister of culture. At least five of...
  • Insurgents kill 66 Iraqis, 3 US troops (Warning, some graphic pix on thread)

    06/24/2004 4:29:59 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 110 replies · 4,266+ views
    Christian Science Monito ^ | , June 24, 6:58am EDT | wire service reports
    Insurgents launched coordinated attacks against police and government buildings across Sunni Muslim areas of Iraq Thursday, killing 66 Iraqis and three US soldiers less than a week before the handover of power. The Iraqi Health Ministry said 268 people were wounded in the attack, but that tally did not include American injured. The large number of attacks, mostly directed at Iraqi security services, was a clear sign of just how powerful the insurgency in Iraq remains - and could be the start of a new push to torpedo the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to an interim transitional government. Some...
  • Multiple attacks rock Iraqi cities

    06/24/2004 1:07:29 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 33 replies · 220+ views
    cnn ^ | 24 June 2004 | cnn
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Insurgents have staged simultaneous attacks on police stations across Iraq, killing at least a dozen Iraqi officers and three U.S. soldiers. Many casualties have also been reported in the wave of attacks which struck police stations in Baqubah, Mosul and Ramadi on Thursday morning, coalition officials say. At least two U.S. soldiers were killed in Baqubah after their patrol was ambushed. American forces responded by launching airstrikes on insurgent positions in the city north of the Iraqi capital.
  • Insurgents Kill 21 People in Iraq (Terrorists that is)

    06/24/2004 12:34:59 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 498+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 24, 2004 at 0:17:02 PDT | DANICA KIRKA
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Insurgents launched a series of apparently coordinated attacks Thursday across Sunni Muslim-dominated areas of Iraq, killing at least 21 people, including one U.S. soldier, police and hospital officials said. Attacks were unleashed at dawn on police stations in Ramadi and Baqouba, as well as in Mosul, where explosions occurred at police stations in at least three parts of the city. One of them could have been caused by a suicide bomber, a police officer said on condition of anonymity. The level of coordination in the attacks appeared unusual and could signal the beginning of a push...
  • U.S. Strikes Deal With Local Iraq Leader

    06/20/2004 1:48:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 119+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 20, 2004 at 12:47:01 PDT | FISNIK ABRASHI
    BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) - The U.S. military handed security responsibility back to local leaders in the nearby town of Buhriz on Sunday after hammering Sunni Muslim insurgents in three days of clashes that killed 19 militants and one U.S. soldier. The deal calls for American troops to pull back, and for Iraqi police to step in and establish security in the town of 40,000, U.S. military officials said. Similar arrangements have been reached in Najaf, Fallujah and elsewhere in Iraq where the Americans have stepped aside and allowed Iraqi forces to assume greater security roles after clashes with insurgents. That...
  • Insurgents, U.S. Troops Clash in Iraq

    06/18/2004 12:21:19 AM PDT · by freebilly · 7 replies · 153+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/18/04 | Associated Press
    BAQOUBA, Iraq -- Insurgents clashed with U.S. forces near this city northeast of Baghdad on Friday for the second time in as many days, U.S. military officials said.
  • Fighting north of Baghdad kills 40 Iraqis

    04/10/2004 3:08:09 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 209+ views
    AP | 4/10/04 | DENIS GRAY
    BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) — Insurgents attacked American troops and Iraqi security forces north of Baghdad, sparking fierce overnight battles that killed at least 40 Iraqis and wounded several soldiers, a U.S. military spokesman said Saturday. The fighting in Baqouba, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad, began with simultaneous rocket attacks late Friday on an Iraqi police station, the governor's office and a compound housing the U.S. military's civil affairs office, said Capt. Issam Bornales, spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade. The assailants opened fire with rocket-propelled grenades and rifles, sparking small fires in each location. Fighting quickly spread throughout...
  • U.S. military helicopter crashes (Update: Controlled landing, crew safe)

    04/07/2004 5:12:54 AM PDT · by kattracks · 27 replies · 298+ views
    AP | 4/07/04
    The Associated Press 4/7/04 8:01 AM BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. military helicopter crashed Wednesday and was seen burning on the ground in central Iraqi city of Baqouba, where Shiite militiamen and U.S. troops were battling, a witness said. There was no immediate word on casualties. The helicopter crashed immediately after an explosion was heard, according to an AP photographer at the site. He saw the helicopter on the ground in flames. U.S. troops closed off the site. It was not immediately known what caused the crash. U.S. troops and Shiite militiamen clashed Wednesday in Baqouba, 30 miles northeast...
  • Explosion hits Iraqi security patrol north of Baghdad, witnesses say fear many casualties

    01/28/2004 10:28:08 PM PST · by yonif · 19 replies · 216+ views
    Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 1/29/2003 | Reuters
    Explosion hits Iraqi security patrol north of Baghdad, witnesses say fear many casualties (Reuters)
  • Iraqi mortar attack kills two U.S. troops

    12/25/2003 11:24:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 112+ views
    Associated Press | December 26, 2003
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi insurgents shelled a base northeast of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers and wounding four, the military said Friday. The insurgents fired mortars that hit the base around 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, Maj. Josslyn Aberle of the 4th Infantry Division said. Two soldiers were evacuated for medical care but died of their wounds, she said. The four others did not have life-threatening injuries. Baqouba is 30 miles northeast of Baghdad.
  • IRAQ POLICE: Branded collaborators, many sympathize with resistance

    11/27/2003 3:42:47 AM PST · by sopwith · 2 replies · 130+ views
    The Union Leader ^ | November 27, 2003 | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI
    BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi police say they are underpaid, poorly armed and lack equipment to protect themselves from increasing attacks by insurgents. Frequently branded as collaborators with the U.S. occupation, many police resent the Americans and some even express sympathy for the guerrillas. The recent surge in attacks on Iraqi police followed a decision by the U.S. command to aggressively pursue insurgents before they can strike. Nine police were among the 12 Iraqis killed in car bombings last weekend at police stations in Baqouba and nearby Khan Bani Saad. Two senior police commanders were killed last weekend in Mosul...
  • Iraqi Police Sympathize With Resistance

    11/26/2003 5:26:50 PM PST · by rmlew · 30 replies · 214+ views
    The Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | Wed Nov 26, 5:14 PM ET | SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI
    BAQOUBA, Iraq - Iraqi police say they are underpaid, poorly armed and lack equipment to protect themselves from increasing attacks by insurgents. Frequently branded as collaborators with the U.S. occupation, many police resent the Americans and some even express sympathy for the guerrillas. The recent surge in attacks on Iraqi police followed a decision by the U.S. command to aggressively pursue insurgents before they can strike. Nine police were among the 12 Iraqis killed in car bombings last weekend at police stations in Baqouba and nearby Khan Bani Saad. Two senior police commanders were killed last weekend in Mosul and...
  • Car Bombs Hit Two Iraqi Police Stations

    11/22/2003 4:56:11 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 175+ views
    FoxNews - AP ^ | Nov. 22, 2003
    <p>KHAN BANI SAAD, Iraq  — Iraqi police stations in Baqouba (search) and Khan Bani Saad (search) came under attack on Saturday, killing at least 14, the U.S. military and Iraqi officials said.</p> <p>Also Saturday, a DHL commercial cargo plane with its wing on fire landed safely at Baghdad International Airport (search) with no reported injuries. Reuters news service reported that the plane had been struck with a surface-to-air missile, but the U.S. military said it was unclear if it had been struck by ground fire or suffered a technical problem.</p>
  • Car Bomb in Baqouba, Iraq, Wounds Six

    11/21/2003 11:17:48 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 12 replies · 134+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 11/22/03 | AP WIRE
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A car bomb exploded near a police station in the town of Baqouba on Saturday, wounding at least six people, the U.S. military said. No members of the U.S.-led coalition were hurt in the morning rush hour attack, a spokeswoman said. The town, about 35 miles northeast of the capital, is part of the so-called Sunni Triangle that has seen fierce resistance to the U.S.-led occupation. Insurgents have increasingly targeted Iraqis collaborating with the U.S.-led occupation forces in recent weeks, including police, government officials and community leaders.
  • U.S. Drops One-Ton Bombs on Iraq Targets

    11/19/2003 9:52:19 AM PST · by ds03 · 8 replies · 125+ views
    Yahoo! (AP) ^ | 11/19/03 | SABAH JERGES
    By SABAH JERGES, Associated Press Writer The U.S. Air Force used some of the largest weapons in its inventory to attack targets in central Iraq in an escalating crackdown on suspected guerrilla strongholds, the military said Wednesday. A pair of 2,000-pound satellite-guided bombs were dropped late Tuesday near Baqouba, 30 miles northeast of Baghdad, on "camps suspected to have been used for bomb-making," said Maj. Gordon Tate, a spokesman for the 4th Infantry Division. Near the northern city of Kirkuk, fighter-bombers dropped 1,000-pound bombs on "terrorist targets," he said without elaborating. It was unclear whether the airstrikes caused any casualties,...