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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:16 AM
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Reuters: Attacks kill 15 as Shi'ites mass in Baghdad
Attacks kill 15 as Shi'ites mass in Baghdad
Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:15am ET

By Alister Bull

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 15 people died and 200 were wounded in Baghdad
on Sunday in attacks on pilgrims who had gathered in their hundreds of thousands
for a sacred Shi'ite festival.

"Most of the attacks are taking place when pilgrims are crossing the neighboring
areas into Kadhimiya," a Health Ministry spokesman said, referring to the northern
suburb where a sacred shrine is focal point of the event.

-snip-

Clashes were reported in the west and the north of the city.

A resident in the mainly Sunni neighborhood of Waziriya said gunmen had attacked
Shi'ite pilgrims. Shi'ite militiamen fought back, and the clashes were continuing.

An Iraqi Army source, who declined to be identified, said U.S. air support had been
requested to help bring the situation under control.

-snip-

Full article: http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=top...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:17 AM
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1. Gooood Morn-ing Iraq-nam!
nt
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 06:26 AM
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2. Brought to you by...
King George The Idiot (C)

A little tyrant wannabe who didn't know all there was two Muslims sects that hate each other in Iraq and would never even wanna know...

Who cared what his subjects thought?
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 07:13 AM
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3. you just can't help but think this wasn't bushco's goal. n/t
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:44 AM
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4. "Time for me to go back on vacation." - George AWOL Bush
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 09:46 AM by SpiralHawk
"Nothing like a month or so hiding out at the Imperial Pig Farm Upon Crawford to 'solve' a bunch of difficult problems. Where's my weed whacker?" - Commander AWOL

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