Gunmen stormed a house in southern Baghdad at down killed seven members of the family, going from room to room, police and neighbors said.
Neighbors said they could not recognize the assailants, who wore masks and screeched into town in three pickup trucks. The whole incident lasted just a few minutes, police said, with the gunmen methodically moving room to room and pumping bullets into the residents while they slept.
All seven victims were from the same family: a mother and father, their son and four teenage grandchildren, police said.
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