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Iraq Clipreel Vol.3 (Jan-Dec 2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein): Part 3
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Summary: Celebrations After Saddam Hussein's Execution
Story No: X01392
Source: Agency Pool
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/30/2006 12:00 AM
People: Saddam Hussein
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Sadr City, Iraq - Residents celebrate execution of Saddam Hussein

Agency Pool

Baghdad - 30 December 2006

Cars driving slowly on road

People smiling and dancing in street

Cars with horns tooting and people dancing on side of road

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Najaf, Iraq - Celebrations after execution of Saddam Hussein

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Najaf, Iraq - 30 December 2006

Iraqi military brandishing their weapons and dancing

Various of people celebrating Saddam's death and chanting anti-Saddam slogans

Various of people dancing

SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Vox pop, Abdel-Hussein Mirbat:

''Saddam Hussein's execution is a joy for the Iraqi people. We have been oppressed for 35 years. Thanks to God we got rid of him (Saddam)."

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Iraq Clipreel Vol.9 (Jan-Dec 2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein): Part 6
Title:
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Summary: Saddam Hussein Found Guilty And Sentenced To Death By Hanging (B)
Story No: X06029
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 11/05/2006 04:00 AM
People: Saddam Hussein
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8. Chief Judge sitting in court

9. Barzan Ibrahim, defendant and Saddam Hussein's half brother, shouting as he walks into the dock UPSOUND: "Long live the Arabs, long live the (Arab) nation, long live the unity of the Iraqi people, long live the Ba'ath party, the party of the high level principles"

10. Barzan standing in dock, UPSOUND (Arabic), Chief Judge:

"The court sentenced Barzan Ibrahim to death."

11. Defence team

12. Barzan listening

13. Chief Judge

14. Defendant, Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of former Revolutionary Court, standing before the judge

UPSOUND (Arabic) Chief Judge :

"The court sentences Awad Hamad Al-Bandar to death."

15. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Awad Hamed al-Bandar, Defendant, head of the former Revolutionary Court:

"God is greater than the traitors."

16. Chief Judge reading out sentence while Awad Hamed al-Bandar shouts "God is Great", "God is Great", "God is Great"

17. Awad Hamed al-Bandar shouting and a guard's hand enters shot

18. Chief Judge pointing towards next defendant

19. Taha Yassin Ramadhan, former Vice President and Saddam's deputy, standing in court as chief Judge sentences him to life in prison UPSOUND (Arabic) Chief Judge:

"The court decided to sentence Ramadhan to life in prison."

20. Various of Ali Dayih Ali, Abdullah Kazim Ruwayyid and his son Mizhar Abdullah Ruwayyid (Baath party officials from Dujail) in dock

21. Chief Judge sentencing them to 15 years in prison for torture and premeditated murder, UPSOUND (arabic) Chief Judge:

"The court decided to sentence abdullah Kadhum Rawaid, Ali daih ali and Muzhir abdullah Kadhum, to 15 in prison."

22. Mohammed Azawi Ali, a former Dujail Baath Party official, UPSOUND (arabic) Chief Judge:

"The court decided to acquit Mohammed Azawi for the lack of the evidence."

23. Empty chairs in dock where defendants sit

STORYLINE:

Iraq's High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail.

The visibly shaken former leader shouted "God is great!"

Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of the former Revolutionary Court, were sentenced to join Saddam on the gallows for the Dujail killings after an unsuccessful assassination attempt during a Saddam visit to the city 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Baghdad.

Saddam and his seven co-defendants had been tried by the Iraqi High Tribunal over a wave of revenge killings carried out in the city of Dujail following a 1982 assassination attempt on the former dictator.

After the verdict was read, a trembling Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people, and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"

He initially refused Chief Judge Raouf Adbul-Rahman's order to rise to hear the verdict and sentence. Two bailiffs lifted Saddam to his feet, and he remained standing but turned to one guard, telling him to stop twisting his arm.

Two other defendants Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of former Revolutionary Court and Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother were also sentenced to death by the court.

As the Chief Judge read out the death sentence Awad Hamed al-Bandar shouted "God is great" over and over again.

Former Vice President and Saddam deputy Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentence to life in prison.

Three defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison for torture and premeditated murder. Abdullah Kazim Ruwayyid and his son Mizhar Abdullah Ruwayyid were party officials Dujail, along with Ali Dayih Ali. They were

believed responsible for the Dujail arrests.

Mohammed Azawi Ali, a former Dujail Baath Party official, was acquitted for lack of evidence and immediately freed.

Before the trial began, one of Saddam's lawyers, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, was ejected from the courtroom after handing the judge a memorandum in which he called the Saddam trial a travesty.

Abdul-Rahman pointed to Clark and said in English, "Get out."

Saddam faces additional charges in a separate case over an alleged massacre of Kurdish civilians.

It wasn't clear when a verdict would be announced in that other case, or when Saddam's sentence would be carried out.

The death sentences automatically go to a nine-judge appeals panel which as unlimited time to review the case.

If the verdicts and sentences are upheld, the executions must be carried out within 30 days.

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People: Saddam Hussein
Locations: Iraq
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Iraq Clipreel Vol.9 (Jan-Dec 2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein): Part 2
Title:
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Summary: Saddam Hussein Verdict And Execution
Story No: X01163
Source: Ap Television, Arab Web Site
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/30/2006 12:00 AM
People: Saddam Hussein
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Najaf - 5 November 2006

Television showing Saddam Hussein in dock being sentenced, zoom out as people celebrate verdict

Basra

People celebrating in the street, cars tooting horns

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Iraq - Video posted on website showing Saddam Hussein hanging

Arab web site, copyright owner Unknown

Baghdad - 30 December 2006

++AP TELEVISION CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY OF THIS VIDEO++

Arab web site, copyright owner Unknown -

Mid of Saddam and two guards at the gallows, UPSOUND: (Arabic) Saddam Hussein, former Iraq leader:"No God just Allah."

Guard put the noose around Saddam's neck

Guard tighten the rope

Voices: "Allah bless who pray for Mohammed and his descendents."

Voices: "Allah pray for Mohammed and his descendents and may all bring us their help soon and curse their enemies and back their son Muqtada, Muqtada, Muqtada."

Saddam: "Is this the manhood?"

Voice: "To hell."

Voice: "Long live Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr."

Voice: "Please no, the man in an execution procedure please no, I beg you no."

Whip pan

Saddam reciting the "Shahada," a Muslim prayer, UPSOUND: (Arabic) Saddam Hussein, former Iraq leader:"No God just Allah and Mohammed his messenger, No God Just Allah"

Saddam falling as trap door below him is released

Various of dark screen and shadows, UPSOUND: (Arabic) Voice: "Pray for Mohammed. God is great."

Various of Saddam's head swinging on end of rope

Various shots allegedly showing Saddam Hussein's body after his execution

Various STILLS allegedly showing Saddam Hussein's body after his execution

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Iraq Clipreel Vol.9 (Jan-Dec 2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein): Part 5
Title:
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Summary: Saddam Hussein Found Guilty And Sentenced To Death By Hanging (A)
Story No: X06028
Source: POOL
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Date: 11/05/2006 12:00 AM
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1. Chief Judge Raouf Adbul-Rahman pointing at former US attorney general Ramsey Clark UPSOUND " Ramsey Clark, Let him in"

2. Defence lawyer for Saddam Hussein and former US attorney general Ramsey Clark sitting in court

3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Raouf Adbul-Rahman, Chief Judge:

"He is the ridiculous one take him out of the court, take him out, take him out!"

UPSOUND of people in the court clapping

4. Clark with guards standing behind him

5. Chief Judge banging a book on his desk

6. Cutaway of defence lawyer

7. Chief Judge addressing Saddam Hussein (overlaid with pictures of Saddam)

Chief Judge: "Keep standing... We are going to read the verdict keep standing."

Saddam Hussein: "What?"

Chief Judge: "Keep standing we are going to read the verdict, listen to the verdict standing."

Saddam Hussein: "I will listen to it."

Chief Judge: "Yes Standing."

Saddam Hussein: "No, sitting."

Chief Judge: "Stand... Make him stand" (speaking to the guards) NOT PICTURED

Saddam Hussein:" Don't twist my arm" (speaking to the guards) NOT PICTURED

Chief Judge: " Leave him, leave him. The court decided to sentence Saddam Hussein Almajid to death."

Saddam Hussein: "Long live the people, long live the nation, down with the traitors, down down the invaders ..Allah Akbar...(God is great). Long live the people (Iraqi people) long live the nation (Arab nation), down the traitors, down down with the invaders, go to hell, you and the court, silence for the ones should shut up. We are for it. We are the human people. The criminal invaders are the enemies of humanity and their collaborators are the enemies of humanity. God is great, God is great, silence for the ones who should shut up. I recommend the great Iraqi people to forgive the ones who chose the wrong side if they decide to come back and change their situation. I also recommend that the great people (Iraqis) should feel angry with the people from the countries that occupied Iraq and be ready to pardon them. You are not the ones who decide, you are servants of the occupation, of the invaders and their followers, God is great, life for us and death for our enemies, life for the people and death for their enemies, long live the great nation (Arab nation) and death for its enemy, long live humanity!"

8. Chief Judge sitting in court

STORYLINE:

Iraq's High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail.

The visibly shaken former leader shouted "God is great!"

Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of the former Revolutionary Court, were sentenced to join Saddam on the gallows for the Dujail killings after an unsuccessful assassination attempt during a Saddam visit to the city 60 kilometres (35 miles) north of Baghdad.

Saddam and his seven co-defendants had been tried by the Iraqi High Tribunal over a wave of revenge killings carried out in the city of Dujail following a 1982 assassination attempt on the former dictator.

After the verdict was read, a trembling Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people, and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"

He initially refused Chief Judge Raouf Adbul-Rahman's order to rise to hear the verdict and sentence. Two bailiffs lifted Saddam to his feet, and he remained standing but turned to one guard, telling him to stop twisting his arm.

Two other defendants Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of former Revolutionary Court and Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother were also sentenced to death by the court.

As the Chief Judge read out the death sentence Awad Hamed al-Bandar shouted "God is great" over and over again.

Former Vice President and Saddam deputy Taha Yassin Ramadan was sentence to life in prison.

Three defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison for torture and premeditated murder. Abdullah Kazim Ruwayyid and his son Mizhar Abdullah Ruwayyid were party officials Dujail, along with Ali Dayih Ali. They were

believed responsible for the Dujail arrests.

Mohammed Azawi Ali, a former Dujail Baath Party official, was acquitted for lack of evidence and immediately freed.

Before the trial began, one of Saddam's lawyers, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, was ejected from the courtroom after handing the judge a memorandum in which he called the Saddam trial a travesty.

Abdul-Rahman pointed to Clark and said in English, "Get out."

Saddam faces additional charges in a separate case over an alleged massacre of Kurdish civilians.

It wasn't clear when a verdict would be announced in that other case, or when Saddam's sentence would be carried out.

The death sentences automatically go to a nine-judge appeals panel which as unlimited time to review the case.

If the verdicts and sentences are upheld, the executions must be carried out within 30 days.

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People: Saddam Hussein
Locations: Iraq
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Iraq Clipreel Vol.9 (Jan-Dec 2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein): Part 1
Title:
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Summary: Shiite Alliance Wins In Parliament, Iraqi Parliament Meets, Iraqi Pm Travels To Basra In Bid To End Increasing Violence, Dome Destroyed In Blast, Explosion Destroys Shiite Shrine, Protests In Shiite Cities, Shiite Protesters Attack Sunni Mosques, Protest In Sadr-City, Leader Of Al-Qaida In Iraq Killed, Aftermath Of Zarqawi Airstrike, String Of Attacks Around Iraq
Story No: X01161
Source: AP Television, IntelCenter, DoD, POOL
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 08/20/2006 04:00 AM
People: George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, Nouri al-Maliki, Tariq Al-Hashimi, Osama bin Laden, Jalal Talabani, Muqtada al-Sadr
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Early in the year, an alliance of Shiite religious parties won the biggest number of seats in Iraq 's new parliament but too few to rule without coalition partners. Sunni Arabs gained seats over the previous balloting. Commission official Safwat Rasheed said the Shiite United Iraqi Alliance captured 128 of the 275 seats in the December 15 election, down from the 146 it won in January 2005 balloting. It needed 138 to rule without partners.

A Sunni ticket, the Iraqi Accordance Front, won 44 seats. Another Sunni coalition headed by Saleh al-Mutlaq finished with 11 seats, Rasheed said. A few other Sunnis won seats on other tickets.

That will give the Sunni Arabs a bigger voice in the legislature than they had in the outgoing assembly, which included only 17 from the community forming the backbone of the insurgency.

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Baghdad - 20 January 2006

SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Safwat Rasheed, member of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI): "The United Iraqi Alliance: number of votes 5,021,137 votes, 109 seats at the provinces and 19 seat in Baghdad, total 128;

Iraq''s president formally designated Shiite politician Jawad al-Maliki to form a new government in April.

The country's parliament met to launch a political process aimed at healing wounds among ethnic and religious communities and ending sectarian strife.

Parliament elected President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, to a second term. The post of parliamentary speaker was given to Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, a Sunni Arab. al-Maharani's two deputies were to be Khalid al-Attiyah, a Shiite, and Aref Tayfour, a Kurd.

A month after taking office, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed for unity and promised to crack down on sectarian violence. Tensions have been worsening in Basra , a Shiite-dominated area, where Britain has about 8-thousand soldiers and other countries also have troops.

Standing at a podium with an Iraqi flag as a backdrop, Al-Maliki issued a strong denunciation of a wave of killings and kidnappings that Sunni religious leaders have blamed on Shiite death squads. The Shiite prime minister travelled to Basra , Iraq 's second-largest city, 550 kilometres (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad , with his Sunni Arab vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi.

In the months after the 2003 invasion, British troops enjoyed relative peace in southern Iraq compared with the restive Sunni regions further north. But violence in the region has escalated. Nearly 140 people, most Sunnis but also Shiites and policemen, were killed in Basra in May alone, police said.

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Baghdad , 22 April 2006

Wide shot of parliament

Members of Parliament

Talabani shaking hands with new Vice-President Adel Abdul Mahdi

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Basra , 31 May 2006

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Tariq al-Hashimi, Sunni Arab vice president, walking towards main table, saluting audience

Midshot of Nouri al-Maliki and Tariq al-Hashimi

A large explosion damaged the golden dome of one of Iraq 's most famous Shiite shrines in the city of Samarra , north of Baghdad . The blast occurred at about 06:55 local time (03:55 GMT) at the Askariya mosque on 22 February 2006.

The shrine contains the tombs of two revered Shiite imams, both descendants of the Prophet

Muhammad. Tradition says the shrine, which draws Shiite pilgrims from throughout the Islamic world, is near the place where the last of the 12 Shiite imams, Mohammed al-Mahdi, disappeared.

Iraqi Shiites protested in thousands over the attack, gathering gathered outside the Holy shrine of Imam al Hussein. In the Kadmiyah neighbourhood of Baghdad protests also took place near to the holy shrine

of Imam Kadim.

Shiite protesters attacked a large number of Sunni mosques across Iraq in retaliation for the bombing. The Iraqi Islamic Party, the country's largest Sunni political group, said at least 90 mosques were attacked, burned or taken over by Shiites.

They included more than 50 in Baghdad alone, three of which were destroyed with explosives, the party said. In the Abu Dishir neighbourhood in southern Baghdad , the Yassin mosque had its windows smashed and its dome partly destroyed.

A major Sunni Arab bloc suspended talks with Shiite and Kurdish parties on a new government after the attacks on Sunni mosques and dozens of bodies found in a wave of reprisal violence. The hardline Sunni clerical Association of Muslim Scholars said 168 Sunni mosques were attacked, 10 imams killed and 15 abducted. The figures could not be independently confirmed.

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr slammed the Iraqi government and US forces for not protecting the Samarra shrine, also known as the Golden Mosque, and ordered his militia to defend Shiite holy sites across Iraq .

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Samarra , Recent

FILE of the targeted holy Shrine of Imam Ali al-Hadi (from stories 474541 / 471028)

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Samarra , 22 February 2006

Various shots of people walking towards damaged shrine

Various damaged golden dome

Various damaged windows

People inspecting damage

Pile of debris in room at shrine

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AP Television

Karbala - 22 February 2006

Wide of demonstrators

Demonstrators carrying banners condemning the attack on the holy shrine of Imam Ali al-Hadi in Samarra

8. Various of women wearing black veils holding placards

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AP Television

Abu Dishir neighbourhood, Baghdad - 23 February 2006

Wide exterior of Yassin mosque, Sunni mosque

Damaged dome

Young man picking up burnt out holy books

Demonstrators chanting and carrying banners

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AP Television

Sadr City , Baghdad , 23 February 2006

Various of demonstrators brandishing guns and chanting

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who led a bloody campaign of suicide bombings, kidnappings and hostage beheadings in Iraq , was killed north of Baghdad in June. Al-Qaida's leader in Iraq , Jordanian born Al-Zarqawi, was Iraq 's most notorious insurgent, reportedly spearheading a wave of violence against occupying forces, foreign nationals, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi civilian population, most notably the Shiite community. He had a 25 (m) million US dollar bounty on his head - the same as the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Zarqawi spent his youth as a petty criminal in Jordan , but like bin Laden became radicalised by his experience fighting the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan . Following the Soviet defeat Zarqawi returned to his home country with an extreme Islamic agenda, but spent 7 years in prison there for conspiracy to overthrow the Jordanian monarchy. Following his release from jail he fled the country .

He first came to prominence in Iraq as leader of the radical insurgent group Tawhid and Jihad. The group merged with al Qaida in 2004 to form al Qaida in Iraq . After the merger of the two groups the videotaped beheadings of foreign hostages became less regular feature of insurgent activity, but attacks on the Shiite dominated government and populace were unrelentless.

Al-Zarqawi made an unprecedented appearance on a video released on April 25th 2006 criticising the new Iraqi government and warning US President George W. Bush of more attacks to come. The video was made available to AP Television by IntelCenter, a US-based firm that provides counter-terrorism intelligence services to the US government.

After al-Zarqawi was killed, the Pentagon released video it claimed shows the bomb site in Hibhib , Iraq , where he died. According to the US Department of Defence, the video shows coalition and Iraqi forces surveying the al-Zarqawi bomb site.

The targeted airstrike was the culmination of a two-week-long hunt for al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq . Tips from senior militants led U.S. forces to follow al-Zarqawi's spiritual adviser to the safe house, 30 miles outside Baghdad , for a meeting with the insurgent leader. The adviser, Sheik Abdul Rahman, was also among those killed.

His death, though trumpeted by the Iraqi government and its US allies, was not likely to deal a fatal blow to the insurgency, with Iraq gripped in daily bloodshed, much of it sectarian-driven, which some have termed civil war, as well as the wider war with US-led occupying forces.

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++PICTURES WERE MADE AVAILABLE TO AP TELEVISION BY INTELCENTER, A FIRM BASED IN ALEXANDRIA IN THE US STATE OF VIRGINIA THAT PROVIDES COUNTER-TERRORISM INTELLIGENCE SERVICES TO THE US GOVERNMENT

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++ WRITING IN ARABIC ON THE RIGHT BOTTOM CORNER " THE MUJAHIDEEN SHOURA COUNCIL" (THE HOLY WARRIORS CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL) ++

++ STRAP (IN BLUE), ARABIC: SHEIKH ABU MUS'AB AL ZARQAWI (MAY GOD PROTECT HIM) ++

++ LOGO OF THE MUJAHIDEEN SHOURA COUNCIL ON THE TOP LEFT CORNER ++

Location Unknown - Images released on April 25th 2006

Various of al-Zarqawi firing a machine gun

Various of al-Zarqawi and followers with map laid out

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Hibhib, 8 June 2006

Various of soldiers surveying rubble

The year grew increasingly bloody, with wave after wave of bombings. A suicide bomber killed 32 mourners and injured dozens at a funeral for the nephew of a Shiite politician in January. The bomber struck at a funeral for the nephew of a Shiite politician in Muqdadiyah, a town 90 kilometres (60 miles) north of Baghdad . Meanwhile an IED destroyed a fuel tanker under escort near Tikrit. The tanker's driver was killed.

A few months later, three bombs exploded within an hour in Baghdad , killing at least 26 people and injuring 73. A car bomb exploded near a traffic police office and market in a primarily Shiite neighbourhood in New Baghdad on the southeastern side of the city, killing at least 23 people and injuring 40. Less than an hour earlier, a device hidden under a car detonated as a police patrol was passing near the downtown Tahrir Square , killing at least three civilians and injuring 15. Iraqi authorities had deployed tanks on the streets of Baghdad in a bid to end the sustained violence that erupted in the wake of the bombing of the holy shrine in Samarra , but further attacks have occurred.

Later in March, a suicide bomber and a huge car bomb ripped apart a market in an impoverished Shiite neighbourhood of Baghdad , killing at least 39 and wounding 139. An evening of violence began with a huge car bomb that ripped apart a market in Sadr City , followed by a suicide bomb attack. Four mortar rounds reportedly struck nearby.

Angry residents kicked the head of the suicide bomber, an African, as it lay in the street of the al-Hay market in the east Baghdad neighbourhood. It was the second major attack targeting members of the Shiite majority in less than three weeks. On February 22, the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the mostly Sunni city of Samarra , triggered a wave of reprisal attacks against Sunnis that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war.

In April, hundreds of people gathered in Sadr City for a funeral procession for four people who were kidnapped and found dead at Baghdad 's forensic medicine institute. About one-thousand residents of Fallujah held a separate funeral procession, this one for a Sunni cleric who was killed the night before.

The victim was identified as Sheik Shaukit al-Kubaisi, imam of a mosque in Amiriyat al-Fallujah, not far from the centre of Fallujah. Al-Kubaisi was killed by unknown gunmen. Such killings are common in Iraq and security forces often can't tell if the dead were the victims of insurgents, sectarian violence between Shiites and Sunnis, or criminals.

In May, a roadside bomb exploded next to an Iraqi police patrol in Kirkuk in northern Iraq , injuring eight police officers. The three were taken to a hospital in Irbil while the other five injured were transferred to Kirkuk General Hospital for treatment.

Ten days later a bomb concealed in a parked motorcycle exploded in the courtyard of a Shiite mosque in Baghdad , killing 11 people and wounding at least nine. The bombing in the mixed Tunis neighbourhood bore the markings of the sectarian violence tormenting Iraq . Some of those injured in the attack received medical treatment at the al-Kindi hospital in Baghdad 's Nahda neighbourhood.

By May, At least 3,886 Iraqis had been killed in war-related violence and at least 4,239 have been wounded, based on an Associated Press count that may not be complete because the reporting process does not cover the entire country. During May itself, at least 691 Iraqis were killed. These figures include Iraqi civilians and security forces, but do not include insurgent deaths.

The killing continued throughout the year. In July, a suicide bomber in a minibus killed at least 33 people and wounded dozens more at the entrance to a crowded Baghdad market. The attack occurred in the heavily Shiite district of Sadr City as crowds of residents were busy shopping, after their weekend.

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AP Television

North of Tikrit - 4 January 2006

Various of fuel tanker on fire

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AP Television

New Baghdad neighbourhood, Baghdad - 1 March 2006

People and soldiers at the scene

Dead bodies on the ground

Tahrir square, central Baghdad - 1 March 2006

Scene of the attack with blood on ground with man searching through the debris

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AP Television

Baghdad - 12 March 2006

Wide of chaos in street, with cars on fire

Wide of fire crew spraying water on vehicles

Wide of car on fire after explosion

Various of smoke rising from burning car, UPSOUND: sirens

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Sadr City , 12 March 2006

Burning truck with black smoke rising, residents gathering around dead bodies in marketplace

AP Television

Ibn al-Nafis Teaching Hospital, Central Baghdad , 13 March 2006

Injured lying on beds

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AP Television

Baghdad's Sadr City - 23 April 2006

Mourners leaning on coffin with others screaming

Mourners carrying coffins

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AP Television

Kirkuk , 14 May 2006

Doctor treating an injured policeman in Kirkuk General Hospital

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AP Television

Nahda neighbourhood, Baghdad - 24 May 2006

Various of other injured people in ward

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AP Television

Baghdad , 23 July 2006

Pan of the market where blast occurred

Tilt up from rests of stall covered with blood to frantic man shouting

People in panic walking on and among rubbles and wreckage

In August, a military convoy with a US escort was the target of a road side blast, which killed 24 Iraqi soldiers and wounded 13 others in a bus near the city of Beiji , 240 kilometres (150 miles) north of Baghdad . The military bus was said to be carrying Iraqi soldiers when it was hit by the bomb in Ruwashyid village in northern Iraq . A curfew was imposed in Beiji following the blast.

That same month, security forces and Shiite militias in flak jackets were seen exchanging gunfire with unseen assailants in the Waziriyah area of Baghdad . Gunfire echoed in the streets as people ran to take cover.

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AP Television

Beiji, north of Baghdad - 2 August 2006

Various wide shots of burnt out bus

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Baghdad's Waziriyah neighbourhood - 20 August 2006

People running in panic, women being led away UPSOUND: Gunfire

Zoom in on gunmen in truck moving along a bridge

Various of soldiers and others running around during gun battle, one soldier seen lying in the road, UPSOUND: Heavy gunfire

Marchers shouting and running through street

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Subjects: Government and politics, General news, Legislature, Accidents and disasters, War and unrest, Bombings, Militant groups, Military and defense, Civil wars, 2003-11 Iraq War, Religious strife, Religious issues, Religion, Social affairs, Religious issues, Social issues, Religious strife, Funerals and memorial services, Military occupations, Kidnapping, Crime, Suicide bombings, Terrorist attacks, Terrorism, Religion and politics, Improvised explosives, War casualties
People: George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi, Nouri al-Maliki, Tariq Al-Hashimi, Osama bin Laden, Jalal Talabani, Muqtada al-Sadr
Organisations: Iraq government, Al-Qaida
Locations: Iraq, Middle East, Baghdad, United States, North America
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Iraq Clipreel Vol.9 (Jan-Dec 2006 Execution of Saddam Hussein): Part 4
Title:
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Summary: Reactionto Saddam's Execution, Bomb Kills 17 In Fish Market, Explosion In A Mixed Neighbourhood, Saddam Hussein Is Buried, Pro-Saddam Demo In Samarra
Story No: X01164
Source: POOL, AP TELEVISION
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/2006 12:00 AM
People: Saddam Hussein
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Reactionto the execution in Sadr city and Dujail

POOL

Baghdad/Dujail, Dec 30, 2006

Dujail, Iraq

People watching news on television

Still photograph shows Saddam's trial with Ali al-Haidari watching giving evidence

SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Ali al-Haidari, prosecution witness:

"This day of Saddam's execution is a great day in the history of Iraq. It (the execution) will be the most painful lesson for the terrorists and Takfiris (extremist Muslims who class others as infidels). The souls of the martyrs will be safe in heaven and the soul of Saddam will be in hell."

Sadr City, Baghdad

People on back of truck singing

Wide shot of Saddam effigy hanging from truck

Various of young men brandishing pistols in air

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Bomb kills 17 in fish market south of Baghdad

AP TELEVISION

Kufa, 30 Dec 2006

Wide of scene where blast occurred with people and car passing

People at blast scene, AUDIO: Siren

Various of burnt vehicle and people at blast scene

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Iraq - Explosion kills 15 civilians wounds 25 in a mixed neighbourhood

AGENCY POOL

Hurriyah, Dec 30 2006

Men pushing over car wreckage

Mid of scene

Men pulling out body from car

Mid of car wreckage, covered in foam

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Iraq - Saddam Hussein is buried in his hometown

AGENCY POOL

Ouja, 31 Dec 2006

Wide exterior of mourners at burial site

Mourners praying over Saddam's coffin which is covered in the Iraqi flag, UPSOUND prayers (Arabic) asking Allah for Mercy for Saddam also some crying

Zoom out from Saddam picture placed on chair near his coffin inside the hall

Various mourners gathering over coffin and taking mobile telephone pictures

Mid of mourners crying

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Iraq - Pro-Saddam demo in Samarra, mourning tents in al-Dor

AP TELEVISION

Various, 31 Dec 2006

Samarra

Wide of people at demonstration dancing and chanting (AUDIO: drums)

Mid of people chanting in foreground and two gunmen with picture of Saddam in background (AUDIO: drums)

One of the gunman shooting from his rifle (AUDIO: gun shots)

Wide of demonstrators carrying picture of Saddam and chanting anti-American and pro-Saddam slogans

Al-Dor

Various of mourners sitting next to tents with pictures of Saddam Hussein

Mid of masked gunmen carrying weapons chanting for Baath party

Close-up of badge of Saddam

SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) No Name Given, Man from Al Dor:

"In the name of Baath party leadership, we condemn this criminal unjust act against our leader, leader of the Arab Nation, al-Mujahid, the martyr Saddam Hussein. We will revenge our precious hero."

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Subjects: Bombings, General news
People: Saddam Hussein
Locations: Iraq, Middle East
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