U.S. troops kill ex-Iraqi army officer, his wife in northern Iraq
www.chinaview.cn 2009-01-25 16:59:41
BAGHDAD, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. troops stormed the house of a former Iraqi army officer in a village in northern Iraq, killing him and his wife and wounding his daughter, U.S. military and an Iraqi police source said Sunday.
A police source told Xinhua that a U.S. force conducted a pre-dawn raid Saturday on the house of Dhiya Hussein in the village ofKanusiyah, near the town of Hawijah, some 70 km south of Kirkuk.
During the operation, the troops opened fire on Hussein, who was a colonel in former Iraqi army, killing him and his wife and wounded his eight-year-old daughter, the source said.