350 soldiers dismissed for involvement of Askari mosque attack

Meanwhile, some 350 soldiers were dismissed from the military in the southern Iraqi city of Basra for being involved in attacks on Sunni mosques, the paper said.

350 soldiers dismissed for involvement of  Askari mosque attack
Meanwhile, some 350 soldiers were dismissed from the military in the southern Iraqi city of Basra for being involved in attacks on Sunni mosques, the paper said.

Basra was currently working on a new plan to protect the city's shrines and mosques, a military commander was quoted as saying by the paper.

Fanatics had attacked several mosques and a shrine in the Basra area the previous week. The attacks were considered an act of revenge for the terrorist attacks on the Shiite Golden Mosque in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where two minarets collapsed last Wednesday.

Iraqi media reported Monday that the central criminal court in Baghdad had sentenced a Syrian with the alias Abu Katada to be hanged for "crimes and terrorist activities in Iraq."

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