They say the prisoners – handcuffed and blindfolded – were lined up against a wall in a courtyard adjacent to the maximum-security cell block in which they were held at the Al-Amariyah security centre, in the city’s south-western suburbs.
Iraq’s Interior Minister, Falah al-Naqib, is said to have looked on and congratulated him when the job was done.
One of the witnesses claimed that before killing the prisoners Dr Allawi had told those around him that he wanted to send a clear message to the police on how to deal with insurgents.
Could someone please remind me in what ways this new government is better than Saddam’s?
I can’t quite find the difference.