Friday, January 14, 2011

Detainees don police uniforms in Iraq jailbreak

What a joke, how did these guys get the Uniforms the Police force wears?

It is quite odd that there were only twelve prisoners at the jail and twelve Uniforms were there for the Taking.

A dozen terror suspects disguised in police uniforms broke out of an Iraqi jail Friday, prompting a manhunt across the nation's south for what officials called a dangerous group of top-ranking insurgents linked to al-Qaida.

At least two of the suspects had formerly been held at Camp Bucca, the sprawling prison on Iraq's southern border with Kuwait where the U.S. military held tens of thousands of suspected insurgents — all of whom were transferred to Iraqi custody when the prison camp closed in September 2009.

The 12 suspects were awaiting trial when they obtained the police uniforms and walked out of the small, temporary detention center in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces before dawn in the southern port city of Basra, said three Iraqi security officials.

Iraqi security forces immediately set up checkpoints on two major northbound highways to stop cars, asking all police to display their official ID cards as they urgently tried to track down the suspects. Basra is Iraq's second-largest city and is located 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad.

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