RAMADI, Iraq - The deputy commander of the Iraqi army in western Al-Anbar province was shot dead by US troops at a checkpoint Tuesday night, a police officer said.They probably thought he was a journalist!
"The US forces opened fire at 8:00 pm (1700 GMT) on Brigadier General Ismail Swayed al-Obeid, who had left his base in Baghdadi to head home," police Captain Amin al-Hitti said.
"They spotted him on the road after the curfew, which goes into effect at 6 pm," the officer said in Baghdadi, 185 kilometres (142 miles) west of the capital.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
US Troops Shoot Iraqi General
Not a good day in Iraq. Turkish Press reports: Iraqi general shot dead by US troops at checkpoint west of Ramadi: police.