Monday, October 2, 2006

Meanwhile in Iraq

Iraq civilian deaths hit record in Sept - ministry: Morgue officials say they have been ordered to stop giving out data on deaths, though an official told Reuters last month that the total number of unidentified bodies, most of which are victims of violence, fell by 17 percent in August to 1,536. Morgue figures for September were not immediately available.

U.S. and U.K occupation forces among more than 114 killed in Iraq: Thirteen bodies were found with gunshot wounds in different districts of Baghdad on Monday, a source in the Interior Ministry said. Fifty had been found on Sunday.

Bodies line streets of Baghdad : Iraqi police have reported finding 50 bodies in the streets of Baghdad as parliament renewed the government's emergency powers.

'Record' Iraq civilian deaths : Partial statistics compiled by the health ministry and issued by the interior ministry put civilian deaths last month at 1 089, a 42% increase from 769 in August and more than the previous record in this series of data - 1 065 in July.

Iraqi parliament renews state of emergency: Gunmen stage mass abduction in capital; U.S. announces deaths of 3 troops

Baghdad curfew was in response to 'coup attempt' - MP : A blanket 36-hour curfew imposed on the Iraqi capital Baghdad from Friday evening was in response to an information leak concerning a possible coup attempt, according to an Iraqi Shiite parliamentary deputy.

Rupert Cornwell: Iraq: the week the truth was told: The invasion of a sovereign country in March 2003 not only was founded on false pretences. It also created more problems than it has solved.

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