Sunday, August 5, 2007

US spy plane hits Allawi's home

According to Iranian news reports, Iraqi sources have confirmed that an American surveillance plane has crashed into Iyad Allawi's residence.

The aircraft slammed into Allawi's house in Baghdad on Thursday. The incident comes as US support of the former Iraqi prime minister is heightening while at the moment he is the most vocal opposition to the current Iraqi government.

Allawi had told Aljazeera that he dismissed some of the US requests on Iraq and particularly on how to deal with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Allawi became Iraq's first head of government since Saddam Hussein when the original governing council dissolved on June 1, 2004 and named him prime minister of the Iraqi Interim government.

His term ended on April 7, 2005, after the selection of Islamic Dawa Party leader Ibrahim al-Jaafari by the newly-elected transitional Iraqi National Assembly.