Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 02.23.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Dec 20,2007
Mass grave, torture facility found in Iraq
by UPI

MUQDADIYA, Iraq -- A mass grave with 26 bodies and a torture center were discovered in Iraq by coalition forces, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

The complex, which included a bed connected to an electrical system and chains hanging from walls and ceilings, was found north of Muqdadiya in an area believed to be an al-Qaida in Iraq stronghold, CNN reported.

"Evidence of murder, torture and intimidation against local villagers was found throughout the area," the military said in a statement.

The facility was found Dec. 8-11 while troops were conducting an operation called Iron Reaper, during which 24 suspected terrorists were killed and 37 suspects were taken prisoner, CNN reported.

The bodies found in the mass grave appeared to have been dead six to eight months. Some of the bodies may belong to Iraqi police, according to a military video of the scene.

In addition, the coalition forces found and destroyed several weapon caches, including anti-aircraft weapons, rifles, pistols, machine guns, grenades, a surface-to-air missile launcher, mines, pipe bombs, mortars and homemade explosives.

Copyright © 2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

732 times read

Related news
Medical facility found at al-Qaida complex by UPI posted on Dec 26,2007

Iraqi violence leaves 14 dead, 22 injured by UPI posted on Nov 21,2007

Another mass grave found in Iraq by UPI posted on Mar 12,2008

U.S. seizures of Iraqi weapons surge by UPI posted on Jul 26,2007

12 militants killed, 37 captured in Iraq by UPI posted on Dec 27,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 29 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?