They make this up, Michelle?
30 Dead in Baghdad Clash; Bodies Hanged on Lampposts
By MARC SANTORA
Published: January 7, 2007
BAGHDAD, Jan. 6 — A fierce clash left at least 30 people dead in central Baghdad late Saturday night as Iraqi Army forces fought with gunmen in an area where several residents had been killed and their bodies hanged from street lampposts, the Iraqi military said.
The fighting took place in the neighborhood around Haifa Street, a mostly Sunni Arab enclave with a small Shiite population.
A spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Muhammad al-Askari, said that an Iraqi Army unit had gone into the area after receiving reports that Sunni fighters had set up a fake security checkpoint and were taking Shiites aside and shooting them.
The bodies of many of those killed at the roadblock were then hanged from the lampposts, Mr. Askari said.
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