January, 2012World, 31-01-2012
Seven Ukrainian soldiers and one Kazakhstan have died in Iraq, announced today the Polish public radio said on Wednesday. Polish agency PAP, Reuters reported that soldiers were killed while trying to blow up a munitions warehouse in the province Uasit. Agency referred to the Commander Multinational Division in Iraq, Gen. Andrzej Eckert, who said the incident killed eight Ukrainian soldiers and one Kazakhstan. Seven Ukrainians and four Kazakhs were wounded. It became clear that among the dead is the commander of the 72nd Mechanized Battalion Colonel Oleg Matizhev, reported RIA "Novosti".
The Pentagon has released nearly 230 more prisoners from Iraqi prison "Abu Ghraib," said Roux Gazeta. This is the second group of prisoners released by early 2005. According to the U. S. military released no longer a danger. The actions are coordinated with six prominent representatives of Iraq and three senior officers from foreign armies. The electronic edition stated that last year nearly 9000 people were released from Iraqi prisons but under U.
Parliament of Ukraine has decided to withdraw Ukrainian troops from Iraq. This proposal is supported 308 of 450 members. According to Defense Minister of Ukraine withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Iraq could be done for 2-3 months. ITAR-TASS recalled that during service in Iraq Ukrainian peacekeepers were 17 killed and over 20 were injured.
U. S. stopped the search for nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in Iraq, announced "new". The Agency stated that the search lasted two years and ended in vain. Head of Panel Delfer Charles and his analysts have returned to the headquarters of the CIA, where work on the final report will be published in the spring. The newspaper "Washington Post" reported that the new document will verify the data from the report published in September, where no confirmed predvodennite assumptions of the administration of George Bush for the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
This morning, Israeli helicopters have struck against the southern Gaza Strip, ITAR-TASS. According to Palestinian sources, while Israeli tanks have entered the district of Adzhlin. For its part, Palestinians opened fire from automatic weapons, trying to prevent invasion. It is not clear what was the purpose of the bombing and what explains the actions of Israeli troops. In the area of Adzhalin is Netsarim Jewish settlement, often in the past four years has become the object of attack by terrorists. In response, the Israeli military has conducted operations in the eradication of Palestinian militants and destroying factories producing arms in the vicinity of Gaza.
U. S. forces detained six suspects for the murder of the mayor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haidri week ago, Reuters reported. The suspects were arrested after gathering information from local residents, said U. S. military commanders. In the operation of their capture, there was no firefight. Insurgents killed Haidri on 4 January, took responsibility for killing the group of Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi said his fighters had destroyed the "tyrant and American agent.
Chief editor of newspaper "parliamentary" was shot outside his home in the Iraqi city Baakuba said "News". Meanwhile it was reported that two police officers were killed and three were injured after patrol car on the Iraqi police had exploded after the bomb fell.
Iraqi President Ghazi al Yavar said missing in Iraq, French journalist Florence Obenas is kidnapped. Yavar, which is a two-day visit in Paris said that Iraqi authorities are doing everything possible to relieve korespondenta of Liberation and her interpreter Hussein Hanoun al Saadi. Iraqi head of state is not clear how the information is that 43-year-old journalist was kidnapped. We recall that the last time Obenas seen in Baghdad on January 5.
British Foreign Office continues to receive information that terrorists in Indonesia are planning attacks against Westerners, announced CNN. Attacks can occur at any time, anywhere in Indonesia and targets may be places frequented by foreigners, said in a statement the Foreign Office. British Embassy in Jakarta cease operations until the safety of the situation. Terrorists blew up the Australian embassy in September last year when 10 people died. It is believed that the attack was the work of Islamist group "Dzhemaa Islamia", which is linked to Al Qaeda.
Unidentified man broke into a bank located on the first floor of a skyscraper in Warsaw Square "UN", said RIA "Novosti". The man allegedly carrying a bomb and threatened to blow up. At the local police arrived, fire and ambulance. Employees of companies in the building were evacuated, and a man currently being negotiated. Press Service of the police in Warsaw reported that unknown how dealers said the bank defrauded him by 60 thousand Polish zloty (20 thousand dollars) and now he wants to "punish the bank. "
Synagogue in the Israeli camp in northern Gaza was attacked by Palestinian Qassam rockets with two, the online edition of Israel's month "Haaretz". The incident occurred when the worshipers had gathered for morning prayer. No fatalities and casualties in the attack, but eight people were distressed. Much of the synagogue was destroyed.
The last part of the Hungarian contingent in multinational coalition to withdraw from Iraq, AFP reported. All 300 Hungarian soldiers who were in Iraq will be home before Christmas, make sure the speaker of the Hungarian Ministry of Defense Istvan Bosco. The quota of the new countries of the European Union was located in Hilla, 100 km south of Baghdad under Polish command. Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany of Hungary submitted a proposal in parliament to increase the mission in Iraq by three months, but MPs voted against. Gyurcsany, however, confirmed that 150 soldiers will be sent to Iraq by mid next year to participate in the training of Iraqi troops in the NATO training base on the outskirts of Baghdad.
American troops have discovered a mass grave in Iraq's Kirkuk province, announced "new". Source of the U. S. military command in Iraq reported that local residents have cooperated in the discovery of mass grave, as indicated Soldiers approximate location. The announcement of the American command is not clear whether the mass grave were found the bodies of kidnapped hostages in Iraqi cities, or they are victims of the ousted regime of Saddam Hussein. The place is sealed off and is controlled by the U.
58 million U. S. dollars were stolen from a bank in Northern Ireland, police source said. Police investigate robbery of the Northern bank in central Belfast. So far not reported details. Police refused to comment on the theory that two bank employees were taken hostage, and what is the exact amount of money. If the information for 58 million dollars is confirmed, it will be one of the biggest bank robbery in British history, said Monday. Northern bank has 95 branches throughout Northern Ireland.
A strong explosion rocked a U. S. military base near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, said U. S. military sources quoted by AP. According to the statement there were 22 deaths. We are currently investigating the cause of the explosion. Among the victims are Iraqis and U. S. soldiers. Besides American soldiers and officers reside in the database and Iraqi military and civilians working for U.
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