Four car bombs -- which came in waves of two -- exploded in separate locations in the Iraqi capital Monday, killing 13 Iraqis and wounding 23 others, a local official said.
The bombings came a day after a suicide attack during the funeral of a &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2002/11/13/39461.html ' target=_blank>Kurdish party member killed about 25 people. An official with Baghdad's emergency police told CNN one car bomb exploded around 10 a.m. (2 a.m. ET) Monday outside a private building in the Karada neighborhood in the south-central region of the city, killing nine Iraqi civilians and wounding 12 others, informs CNN News.
As US forces and Iraqi police arrived at the scene, gunmen blocked the road and clashed with the troops, reflecting the boldness of insurgents encouraged by the retarded political process, reports the Times of India.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge