Violence Persists, U.S. and U.K. Soldiers Get Killed

November 20 19:02 2005 Print This Article

BAGHDAD, November 20 – The violence in Iraq continues and this Saturday was the third day in a string of attacks which demanded many lives. In total 26 Iraqi’s were killed today along with three U.S. soldiers and one U.K. soldier.

The majority of the casualties occurred in Haditha, about 140 miles northwest of Baghdad. A roadside explosive detonated which killed 15 Iraqi’s and one U.S. soldier. In other incidents another 11 Iraqi’s were killed or found dead already, the U.S. military also announced two other U.S. soldiers were killed earlier. Elsewhere in Iraq a British soldier was also killed by a roadside bomb, a form of attack that is increasing in popularity and effectiveness.

These attacks follow two strong days of violence which demanded over 100 Iraqi deaths and at least seven foreign military deaths. The trigger of this string of attacks is not exactly clear, some assume the discovery of a secret prison in Baghdad might have been the spark. In that discovery over 150 Sunni men were found malnourished and tortured in a prison led by the Shiite Interior Minister.

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Baghdad against these practices. Many believe that this prison is only the tip of the iceberg and the recent exposure of possible Eastern Europe detention centers ran by the CIA only fuel these beliefs. Meanwhile the United Nations are called upon to investigate this matter.

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