American soldier killed in Iraq, Powell stresses that elections will be on time
Iraq-USA, Politics, 11/30/2004
In a statement issued today, the American army announced that one soldier was killed on Monday evening in a bomb explosion implanted on the roadside when one American military vehicle was running in the north of Baghdad.
The statement read "One American soldier was killed when the patrol he was in was exposed to an attack by explosives." While several Iraqi cities have been witnessing military operations took place on Monday and resulted in several killed and wounded in the lines of the American and Iraqi forces, alike.
Two American soldiers were killed and other 16 injured in three attacks in different areas to the south and north of Baghdad on Monday. A third soldier was killed and other two injured in a traffic accident to the south of Baghdad.
In al-Ramadi 12 members of the Iraqi police were killed and others were injured in a booby trapped car attack targeted al-Baghdadi police center to the west of the city. Five Iraqis were also killed in an explosive bombing on a road near Sameraa to the north of Baghdad.
In al-Lteifeh to the south of Baghdad, the American forces killed two Iraqis from one family after chasing them as suspects for blowing up an explosive against one American patrol.
Nine gunmen were killed and three members of the national guards in Alexandria, to the south of Baghdad, during the operations carried out by American, Iraqi and British forces in areas known as the triangle of death on Monday.
At the political level, the resigned US under secretary of state Colin Powell expressed the confidence of the US that the Iraqi elections will be held in their due time set on January 30th, 2005 despite pressures made to postpone it.
Powell said following his meeting with the King of Bahrain on Monday that he sees no justification for the postponement of the elections, stressing that what he had called the rebels will not be able to obstruct the voting operation.
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