50 Kidnapped in Baghad
The most horrible incident Was the abduction of up to 50 Iraqis.
The USG Open Source Center paraphases briefly highlights from the Iraqi press for July 15:
Al-Adalah runs on page 2 a 1,200-word text of a statement by SCIRI denouncing Harith al-Dari’s recent statements accusing Abd-al-Aziz al-Hakim and Muqtada al-Sadr of feeding terrorism in Iraq.
Al-Adalah publishes on page 2 a 200-word report on a founding conference for the Tribes and Dignitaries Council in Al-Diwaniyah, which demanded the multinational forces refrain from interfering in the work of local authorities, endorsed the National Reconciliation Initiative, and urged the Al-Diwaniyah Governorate Council to improve public services. . .
Al-Adalah carries on page 3 a 1,400-word report on a meeting between Abd-al-Aziz al-Hakim and Maysan districts’ local council members to discuss the political and security situation, federalism, public services, and other issues. . .
Al-Mashriq carries on the front page an 80-word report citing the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister revealing that Syrian security forces arrested over 50 persons from various Arab nationalities who were trying to enter Iraqi territories via Syria.
Al-Mashriq carries on the front page a 1,000-word report on the Israeli attack against Lebanon. The report says that the Iraqi parliament has condemned the attack and demanded the Iraqi people stand beside Lebanese people.
Al-Mashriq carries on page 2 a 60-word report that Ahmad al-Chalabi is still the head of the de’Ba’thification Commission.
Al-Mashriq carries on page 4 a 300-word report that women have demanded to change item number 41 of the Iraqi permanent constitution. . .
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July carries on the front page a 300-word report on the statement issued by Iraqi National Troops group condemning US ‘occupation’ forces’ crimes in Iraq.
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July runs on page 2 a 500-word report on Statement 288 issued by Association of Muslim Scholars denouncing Iraqi and ‘occupation’ forces for imposing a tight siege around Arab Jubur and other villages in Al-Muqdadiyah District and the random arrest of dozens of Sunnis.
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July publishes on page 2 a 500-word report on Statement 293 issued by Association of Muslim Scholars condemning sectarian militias for attacking Sunni mosques in Al-Ghazaliyah and Al-Durah Districts.
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July carries on page 2 a 500-word report entitled ‘Association of Muslim Scholars Condemns ‘Occupation’ Forces for Taking Over Al-Ramadi Public Hospital. . .
Al-Mashriq carries on the front page a 600-word report citing Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr accusing Sunnis of failing to respond to his calls to better Sunni-Shiite relations. . .
Al-Mashriq carries on page 3 a 450-word report that hundreds of university professors are leaving the country to save their lives from assassination. . .
Al-Sabah carries on page 2 a 110-word report on a statement by the cabinet that security forces in Dhi Qar arrested a gang trying to smuggle oil in the governorate. . .
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July runs on page 3 a 200-word report citing a medical source in Tikrit confirming the discovery of nine bodies.
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July carries on page 3 a 230-word report entitled ‘Civilian Killed and Three Injured in Large-Scale Military Operation in Al-Ramadi.’
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July publishes on page 4 a 400-word report entitled ‘Defense Ministry Official Holds Interior Ministry Responsible for Hay al-Jihad Massacre.’ . . .
Al-Zaman publishes on page 5 a 1,000-word report entitled ‘Merchant and His Sons and Grandson Assassinated in Mosul; British Patrol Release Hostage and Arrest Kidnappers in Basra.’
Al-Mashriq carries on the front page a 400-word report that about 50 families have left al-Jihad quarter in Baghdad to stay in tents installed on the airport road. . .
Al-Mada runs on the front page a 30-word report on the release of 29 detainees from al-Sadr trend. . .
Al-Sabah carries on page 3 a 200-word report citing an official source at Health Ministry saying that the morgue received 1,600 bodies in June. . .
Al-Sabah carries on page 14 a 200-word report citing legal professors criticizing the Red Crescent International Committee’s decision to withdraw its employees from Iraq.
Al-Sabah carries on page 15 a 700-word report citing an official source at Health Ministry saying that over 8,000 persons, most of whom are children, need to be treated abroad. . .
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July carries on page 8 a 1,200-word report citing Association of Muslim Scholars confirming the distribution of aid to displaced families in Al-Fallujah.
Al-Basa’ir on 12 July publishes on page 8 a 600-word report on the difficult humanitarian situation in Al-Muqdadiyah District due to its siege by Iraqi and ‘occupation’ forces. . .
Al-Adalah runs on page 4 an 800-word report on the role of terrorist attacks in decreasing the number of Iranian tourists to Al-Najaf Governorate. . .
Al-Adalah carries on page 3 a 500-word article by Dr Ali Khulayf criticizing Harith al-Dari for his seditious statements that encourage sectarian violence. ‘