Wednesday, December 06, 2006

106 bodies found in Baghdad in past two days

106 bodies found in Baghdad in past two days

Iraqi police Monday said they have recovered 106 bodies in the past two days, all shot to death and scattered across Baghdad. Some were blindfolded with bound hands, and showed signs of torture. They are believed to be victims of the Sunni-Shiite sectarian warfare that has shaken the capital over the past year.

Meanwhile, the U.S. military said its forces put a dent in the al Qaeda in Iraq network after it raided several buildings in northern Baghdad Monday morning.

U.S. forces killed two "terrorists," detained six others and destroyed a car bomb during the raid, a military statement said. The raid also netted munitions and a small number of weapons.

According to the U.S. military, intelligence information led them to the site.

"Coalition Forces are making progress dismantling the al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist network and ridding local neighborhoods of terrorist activities," the statement said.