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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:19 AM
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US soldier killed in Falluja (9/14/03, 0800)
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 10:22 AM by Barrett808
(12:29) An American soldier has been killed and three more were wounded in Iraq when their convoy struck a mine in Falluja, west of Baghdad.

The latest fatality comes as the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, begins a visit to the country.

He flew in from Geneva, where he discussed the country's future with the other five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan.

Those talks have been described as inconclusive, with the United States and France disagreeing about when a new Iraqi administration should be installed.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2003/0914/iraq.html
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:22 AM
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1. Here's a better link
Bomb kills U.S. soldier in restive Iraqi town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was killed and three more were wounded on Sunday when their convoy ran over a bomb planted on a road in the volatile Iraqi town of Falluja, the U.S.-led military force in Iraq said.

The town, a hotbed of opposition to the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, was the scene of anti-American protests on Saturday after U.S. soldiers shot dead 10 members of a local security force, apparently mistaking them for resistance fighters.

"At 0800 (0400 GMT) this morning in Falluja, a vehicle convoy hit an IED (improvised explosive device)... one soldier was killed," a spokeswoman for the occupying force said.

Witnesses in Falluja, some 50 km (32 miles) west of Baghdad, said a Humvee military vehicle had been destroyed in the attack. One soldier lay motionless by the road near the Humvee after the attack as other soldiers combed the area.

The latest death brought to 72 the number of U.S. soldiers killed by hostile action in Iraq since May 1, when U.S. President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat in the war that ousted Saddam Hussein.

Falluja lies in a restive area U.S. officers call the "Sunni triangle". The region north and west of the capital is dominated by Sunni Muslims and was a bastion of support for Saddam, himself a Sunni, during his years in power.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/030914/137/27ry2.html
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:29 AM
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2. great, we have a Groznyy for ourselves now
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 10:30 AM by Aidoneus
that's what there is to look forward to--declarations of victory a couple times a month for a steady period, 10-20 occupation soldiers dying weekly to improvised roadside bombs and light skirmishes that never end, a policy of detention and torture/concentration camps that just encourages the resistance ever further, a puppet like Kadyrov/Chalabi to prop up.. why have *I* learned more from history than the well-paid professional assholes behind these failing policies?
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:34 AM
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3. We can at least hope Bush won't pound Baghdad flat
Like Putin did Grozny...
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Vikingking66 Donating Member (402 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:41 AM
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4. I hope someone asks Powell
what exactly he means by "progress."
All I see are progressively more kids getting shot.
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:45 AM
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5. Oh, heck, this is a dupe
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