- Title: IRAQ: SIX BODIES BELIEVED TO BE IRAQI NATIONAL GUARDS FOUND IN MOSUL
- Date: 26th November 2004
- Summary: (W6)MOSUL, IRAQ (NOVEMBER 26, 2004)(REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF BODIES LYING ON THE GROUND NEAR POOLS OF BLOOD 0.07 2. VARIOUS OF TWO BODIES IN NATIONAL GUARDS UNIFORM 0.22 3. WIDE OF BODIES LYING ON STREET 0.29 4. PAN OF BODIES IN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN CLOTHING 0.34 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: MOSUL, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA477H4PYNBGBLY86EFNNU00FWK
- Story Text: Six bodies found west of the northern city of Mosul.
Iraqi police has discovered six bodies in the
northern city of Mosul on Friday (November 26). The bodies
are believed to be of members of the Iraqi national guards.
Three of the bodies were in uniform, while the rest were
in civilian clothes.
The bodies were found scattered in streets of an
industrial neighbourhood west of the city of Mosul. It is
believed that they were part of a larger group of guardsmen
killed in the area. No details were available on how they
U.S. forces have discovered another 15 dead bodies in
and around Mosul, a U.S. military spokeswoman said on
Friday. The latest information brought to at least 30 the
number of bodies found in the city over the past two weeks .
"We don't have any specifics on who they were or how
they were killed at this point, it's all under
investigation," said Captain Angela Bowman, spokeswoman for
U.S. forces in the north of Iraq.
Thirteen bodies were found on the western side of the
city, which straddles the Tigris river in the north of
Iraq, on Thursday. Two more were found in Tal Afar, about
40 km (24 miles) west of Mosul, the spokeswoman said.
Over the past two weeks, since Mosul erupted into
violence when insurgents overran police stations and
attacked U.S. military convoys, at least 30 bodies have
been found in various parts of the city.
Some were decapitated and dismembered, while others
were shot in the head. Several were identified as members
of the Iraqi National Guard or Iraqi army.
Insurgents have been targeting Iraq's security forces
in an effort to undermine attempts by U.S. and Iraqi
authorities to set up a dependable police force and other
In the attacks launched on November 10, insurgents
overran and then looted more than a dozen police stations
in Mosul and then blew many of them up. At least 3,200 of
Mosul's 4,000 police deserted without firing a shot in
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