War News for Thursday, July 23, 2009 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


War News for Thursday, July 23, 2009

Abu Ghraib:
#1: An Iraqi army Hummer vehicle was set on fire when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near Baghdad, according to a local security source. “A roadside explosive device exploded in al-Haswa area, west of Abu Ghraib (20 km west of Baghdad), near an Iraqi army patrol, setting a Hummer vehicle on fire,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. There was no word on casualties, the source noted, adding that all roads leading to the scene of the blast were blocked.

Yusufiya:
#1: A roadside bomb targeting a U.S. military patrol killed one civilian and wounded two others in Yusufiya, 20 km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, police said.

Hilla:
#1: Police forces on Wednesday found a body belonging to a civilian on a road in southern Babel province, according to a local police source. “The corpse bore signs of gunshot and torture wounds, which made it impossible for the police to identify the victim,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Kirkuk:
#1: An insurgent targeting a U.S. patrol with a hand grenade wounded one civilian in central Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad. Police said there were U.S. casualties, which could not be immediately confirmed.

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