Due to the extensive coverage of the London bombings, other important news has been placed on the back burner. zander provided a round up yesterday of key Iraq stories and I’ve compiled a list here of other developments I haven’t seen covered yet at BT. Feel free to add your links to articles as well.
Taliban Threat to Kill US Captive
103 Iraqi Parliamentarians Demand Withdrawal of US Troops
Iranians to train Iraq’s military
Iran promises Iraq financial aid
U.S. Government Fining Activists for Taking Medicine to Iraq
Abducted Egyptian Envoy Killed in Iraq
10 Philippine Cabinet members and ruling party urge president to resign
And, this story is perhaps one of the most shocking I’ve seen this past week:
West turns blind eye as police put Saddam’s torturers back to work
IRAQI security forces, set up by American and British troops, torture detainees by pulling out their fingernails, burning them with hot irons or giving them electric shocks, Iraqi officials say. Cases have also been recorded of bound prisoners being beaten to death by police.