- Title: IRAQ: SHOOTING BREAKS OUT AT MOSUL MOSQUE
- Date: 24th October 2004
- Summary: (EU) MOSUL, IRAQ (OCTOBER 22, 2004) (REUTERS) 1. SLV STREET IN MOSUL; SLV U.S. ARMY VEHICLES NEAR MOSQUE 0.13 2. SLV U.S. ARMY SOLDIERS LEADING A MAN AWAY; THREE U.S. SOLDIERS IN STREET CORNER; SLV PEOPLE RUNNING IN STREET CLOSE TO MOSQUE (AUDIO OF GUNFIRE); SLV EXTERIOR OF MOSQUE 0.36 3. SLV IRAQI'S SHOWING THEIR JUBILATION IN STREET IN FRONT OF MOSQUE AFTER THE SOLDIERS LEAVE THE AREA 0.44 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 8th November 2004 12:00
- Location: MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA9ETUWTEJV836PG1215F6PGH30
- Story Text: Shooting breaks out at Mosul mosque.
Iraqi forces backed by U.S. troops left a mosque
they were raiding for suspected insurgents in Mosul on
Friday (October 22, 2004) after coming under fire.
Witnesses said American troops and Iraqi National
Guards had surrounded a mosque in the northern city during
the Friday midday prayer sermon and broken the gate of the
A U.S. military spokesman said 106 Iraqi National
Guards had conducted the raid and no U.S. forces had
entered the mosque.
Earlier the preacher, Sheikh Rayan Tawfiq, said that
unarmed worshippers had prevented U.S. and Iraqi forces
from entering the mosque itself.
He told Reuters by telephone the American troops
sparked an uproar when they entered the women's section of
A U.S. military statement later said the National
Guards had detained suspected bomb-makers in the mosque.
Witnesses said the soldiers later withdrew, amid
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