Thursday, September 24, 2009

Al-Qaeda members escaped from prison

Sixteen members of Al Qaeda, including five convicts to death, escaped from prison in Tikrit in Salahedin province in Iraq, announced today that the police field.

Iraqi police caught one of the prisoners sentenced to death this morning, while others are still at large, reports the Arabic TV station Al Jazeera.

Prisoners linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq last night broke through air duct in prison in Tikrit, said a source who wished to remain anonymous.

Iraqi authorities Salahedinu are intezivirale security measures and blocked the main roads to find the prisoners.

Provincial authorities have also replaced Colonel Mohamed Salim Jbara, head of department for the fight against terrorism in the province Salahudin.

City of Tikrit, about 170 kilometers north of Baghdad, the birth place of the deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein who was executed by hanging.

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