Thursday, September 14, 2006



*BAGHDAD - Thirty-two bodies, most bound, tortured and executed, were found in various locations in Baghdad over the last 24 hours. This brings the total to nearly 100 in two days.

*BAGHDAD - A Shi'ite family of six, including a three-month-old boy, were shot dead in their home in a Sunni district of western Baghdad, family members said.

*FALLUJA - A roadside bomb targetting an Iraqi army patrol killed five civilians and wounded 15 outside a soccer field in Falluja, in the restive western province of Anbar, a hospital source said.

BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces killed senior al Qaeda leader Abu Jaafar al-Liby along with four other militants in central Baghdad, Interior Ministry Brigadier Abdul-Karim Khalaf told a news conference.

*TAL AFAR - A suicide bomber strapped with explosives detonated himself at a police checkpoint in Tal Afar, about 420 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, killing one policeman and wounding two civilians, police and hospital sources said.

*BAGHDAD - A bomb struck a U.S. military vehicle in Ur district, northern Baghdad, as the coalition forces were starting a search operation. Witnesses at the scene said smoke was rising from the area. The U.S. military said it was unaware of the incident.

*NEAR BAQUBA - Iraq's Defence Ministry said its troops arrested the fourth-ranked al-Qaeda leader, Thamer Mohsen al- Jibouri, known as Abu Ayman, in northeast of Baghdad, the state-owned television al-Iraqiya said.