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Muslims Murder 33 Muslims Near Baghdad

From those champions of the faith at Reuters:

Residents clean up after a car bomb that police said killed six people on a busy shopping street in the mainly Shi’ite district of Karrada in central Baghdad July 8, 2007.

Truck bomber kills 23 Iraqi army recruits

By Waleed Ibrahim

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A suicide truck bomber killed 23 new Iraqi army recruits when he rammed into their vehicle south of Baghdad on Sunday, police said, a day after a huge truck bomb killed 150 people in the north of the country.

Police and army officials said the bomber drove into a truck carrying the Sunni Arab recruits to Baghdad just after they had joined the army in western Anbar province. They said 27 recruits were wounded in the attack near the town of Haswa.

Sunni Arab tribal leaders in Anbar have rounded up thousands of men to join local security forces to fight Sunni Islamist al Qaeda, partly in anger over the militant group’s indiscriminate killing of civilians and harsh interpretation of Islam.

Two car bombs killed eight people in Baghdad, police added…

The suicide truck bomber struck the new Iraqi soldiers only hours after they had signed up in the town of Falluja, once a hotbed of the Sunni Arab insurgency.

Like other towns in Anbar, violence has dropped in Falluja since tribal elders last year turned against al Qaeda, which once had a tight grip on the mainly Sunni Arab province.

It’s a slow news day or the story of Muslims murdering another 25 more of their fellow Muslims would hardly warrant reporting.

After all, yesterday these heroes killed more than 150 Muslims.

Maybe today is a holiday. Or maybe it isn’t a holiday.

Meanwhile, also from Reuters:

Bodies of snatched Iraqi U.S. embassy couple found

Sun Jul 8, 2007

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The bodies of an Iraqi husband and wife who worked for the U.S. embassy in Baghdad have been found, a U.S. official said on Sunday, and America’s top diplomat in the country vowed to hunt their killers down.

“It is with a profound sense of sadness and regret that we announce the loss of two locally employed staff who were kidnapped in May and killed at the hands of violent extremists,” U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said in a statement.

A U.S. official, who spoke on the condition on anonymity, said the couple were Hazim Hanna and his wife Enel Meskoni. Their identities were confirmed through fingerprint records.

Hanna went missing first and when Meskoni went to look for him, she was abducted as well, U.S. officials said at the time of their disappearance.

Al Qaeda-led militant group Islamic State in Iraq claimed responsibility for their slaying in a message posted on a Web site on May 31. It implied their throats had been slit

Just two more notches on the belt for these “freedom fighters.” 

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