Senior Iraq army commander killed: spokesman

Senior Iraq army commander killed: spokesman
Mon Jul 7, 2014 17:02:43

The commander of the Iraqi army's 6th division has been killed by shelling west of Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's security spokesman said in a statement.

Major General Najm Abdullah al-Sudani was killed by "hostile shelling" west of Baghdad, Lieutenant General Qassem Atta said.

Sudani was killed on Monday in the Abu Ghraib area, just west of Baghdad.

Maliki issued a statement offering his condolences on the death of Sudani, who was "martyred on the field of battle".


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