Dozens of Iraqi police missing after ambush

By
April 15, 2006 05:02

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Dozens of Iraqi police were missing Friday and nine were dead after insurgents ambushed their convoy as they left a US base where they had picked up new vehicles, Iraqi and US officials said. Brig. Gen. Abbas Maadal complained that the Americans refused to allow the police to spend Thursday night at the base, just north of the capital. But US spokesman Lt. Col. Barry Johnson said no such request had been made and that the Iraqis had not asked for American troops to guard the convoy. The attack, the deadliest against police here in months, began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday as a convoy of 109 police was traveling through a sparsely populated area near the Taji base heading back to Najaf, 160 kilometers to the south, Maadal said.

Related Content

Palestinians take part in a protest calling on Hamas and Fatah factions to conclude the reconciliati
August 14, 2018
Egypt summons Palestinian groups for Israeli truce, unity talks

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH