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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:42 AM
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Family killed as US forces battle to retake Iraqi town (Ramadi)
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 10:43 AM by Barrett808
RAMADI, Iraq (AFP) - A family of six has been killed during fighting in the Iraqi town of Ramadi, a hospital doctor said, as US forces battled to regain control of an area claimed by Al-Qaeda-led insurgents.

Local people blamed an American air strike for Friday's deaths, but a US military statement said there had been fierce fighting in the town and that rebel weapons had also damaged at least one building.

"Six members of one family were killed when US planes bombed their place, a nursery school they were using as a house in 17th of July Street in the centre of the city last night," said Dr. Kamal al-Hadithi of Ramadi Hospital.

Ramadi is a stronghold of the insurgents locked in battle with the US forces in Iraq. Five US soldiers were killed there on Wednesday in what a military spokesman called a struggle to "take back" the town.

"After coming under attack in Ramadi on Friday, coalition forces returned fire in several separate instances. There were no coalition casualties ... No civilian casualties were reported," the military said Saturday.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061028/wl_mideast_afp/ira...



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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:48 AM
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1. How many times have we retaken Ramadi?
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 10:48 AM by Warren Stupidity
How many more times will we do so before we give up and allow the people of Ramadi to govern their own affairs?
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:52 AM
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