Local News
Eyewitness Sports
Medical Coverage
Call For Action
More Details
What's On WPRI
What's On Fox
2 Minute Test Drive
Experts Online
Online Store
Chopper 12
Station Info

MARKETPLACE:  Auto | Jobs | People Search | Personals | Travel | Yellow Pages  November 27, 2004
Education | House & Home | Money | Pets | Recipes | Relationships | What's Next | More Topics...
New police chief in Mosul, reinforcements on the way
Friday,November12,2004,12:35 PM
Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version  

MOSUL, Iraq Reinforcements are heading to Iraq's third largest city in an effort to stifle violence threatening to spiral out of control.

The governor of Mosul has been appealing for help after police could not -- or would not -- protect the city from widespread rebel attacks.

An Iraqi National Guard official says a group of 250 guardsmen is being dispatched from the Iranian border -- and more are being sent from a nearby city. Another official says four additional brigades are coming from the Syrian border.

Officials say a new police chief is in place after the firing of his predecessor, amid allegations that Mosul police were cooperating with militants.

Police officials report that the head of the area's anti-crime unit was assassinated today near his home. The house was then set on fire.

Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News
Trout Hatchery Renovations are Wrapping Up
Dunkin' Donut Lovers Break Out Your Credit Card
Coat Exchange on Smith Hill
Shoppers hit stores early looking for bargains
Cab Driver Robbed in Pawtucket
Thanksgiving Day High School Football Brawl
Federal report critical of DCYF
Providence to reboot its computer system
Attorney general warns of gift card fees
Holiday shopping season gets under way
National News  more» 
Visitors flock to Clinton library
Coast Guard rescues two injured men from ship off California Coast
Fallujah offensives take toll on Texas troops
Group of culture jammers protests consumerism
Two women killed, one injured in random shootings on Kansas City road
Man leaps to his death from Empire State Building
No more free tolls on turnpike, as strike continues
Student's lawsuit says Georgia college failed to protect students from rape
U-S opposed some privacy protections for new passports
State Department issues travel warning for Mideast

Best of Technology Gift Guide
Get reviews and product advice from PCMag.com, and consult our list for the best gifts to match their geeky interests.
Free Invisible Braces Kit...Sign up now!
Get the facts on smile maintenance and more.
Send questions and comments about this website to the .
All content © Copyright 2004 WorldNow, WPRI, WNAC and Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.