WBI INC TERRORISM RESEARCH CTR
Stolen vehicles from the USA are being shipped to the Middle East and are ending up in Iraq as car bombs, see Video confirmation by terror expert Steve Emerson at the bottom of this story. Mini-Van Bombs Kill Nearly 60 In Iraq
Baghdad, July 23, 2006
Bombs exploded Sunday in Baghdad and the northern oil center of Kirkuk, killing nearly 60 people, police said, and dramatically escalating tension as the prime minister left for Washington for talks on reversing the country's slide toward civil war.
The Baghdad bombing occurred when a suicide driver detonated a minivan in the Mahdi Army stronghold of Sadr City at the entrance to the Jameelah market, packed with shoppers and vendors on the first day of the Iraqi work week. An Iraqi army statement said 34 people were killed and 73 were wounded.
Eight more people were killed and 20 wounded when a second bomb exploded two hours later at a municipal government building in Sadr City, the Iraqi army said.
In Kirkuk, a car bomb detonated at midday near a courthouse in the city market district, killing 17 and wounding 30, according to police Brig. Gen. Sarhat Qadir. It was the fourth car bombing this month in Kirkuk, where tensions are rising among Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen for control of the area's vast oil wealth.
SOME VEHICLES SHIPPED TO THE MIDDLE EAST, (IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT, DUBAI) BOTH LEGALLY AND ILLEGALLY, ARE USED TO SUPPORT TERRORISM AND IN SOME CASES ARE USED AS CAR BOMBS".