Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Assassination Attempt On Iraqi Vice President Fails

Guerrillas attempted to assassinate Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdul Mahdi on Monday, but only succeeded in killing two of his bodyguards. The gunmen attacked the vice presidential convoy. Abdul Mahdi was narrowly defeated for the position of prime minister last spring, and is a prominent member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). That group has taken a controversial position in advocating the establishment of a single Shiite superprovince in the south of the country.

I haven't heard much about his assassination attempt elsewhere.

1 comment:

IsOught said...

Guerrillas attempted to assassinate Iraqi Vice President Adil Abdul Mahdi on Monday, but only succeeded in killing two of his bodyguards. The gunmen attacked the vice presidential convoy. Abdul Mahdi was narrowly defeated for the position of prime minister last spring, and is a prominent member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). That group has taken a controversial position in advocating the establishment of a single Shiite superprovince in the south of the country.
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An odd choice of words. Guerrillas. gunmen

I googled to find out where you got this pish. Ahhh....Juan Cole, nutjob extraordinaire.

....but only succeeded in killing two of his bodyguards.
Too bad, Juan. Disappointed, huh?