RealNews

2 Coalition Employees, Interpreter Slain in Iraq

They are the first American civilians with the U.S.-led authority to be killed in the conflict. Kurds report capturing suspected bomb maker. Two U.S. citizens working for the Coalition Provisional Authority were gunned down along with their Iraqi interpreter in a tense area south of Baghdad, the first American civilians working for the U.S.-led administration to be killed in Iraq, a coalition official said Wednesday. Meanwhile, Kurdish officials in Iraq said they had captured Ayoub Afghani, reputed to be the chief bomb maker for the terrorist group Ansar al Islam. The capture of Afghani could yield important information about recent bombings, particularly in Kurdistan, Kurdish officials said. Few details were available about the deaths of the Americans and the Iraqi interpreter late Tuesday near Hillah, about 50 miles south of Baghdad. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.