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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:38 AM
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***Iraq War Coalition and Iraqi Casualty Numbers - 4/7/2004***
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 06:41 AM by alg0912
Hi everyone. In an effort to reduce the number of duplicate posts, and to provide a cohesive method of keeping track of the rising casualty counts, please use this thread for posting both confirmed and unconfirmed numbers of casualties from battles that occurred yesterday and are occurring today in Iraq.

**Note** Please post the numbers in the subject line and whether theose numbers are confirmed or unconfirmed.

As always, thanks for your cooperation! :hi:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:53 AM
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1. Let's keep this kicked...
:kick:
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:56 AM
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2. and hope there is no need to post here today
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:58 AM
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3. You said it!
Let's hope there isn't, but I fear there will be... :(
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:58 AM
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4. US tolls mounts as troops battle Sunnis, Shiites; Bush vows to crush 'thug
US marines lost at least 12 dead in their worst single toll in Iraq this year as occupation forces on Wednesday battled Shiite and Sunni opponents and US President George W. Bush vowed to crush those he called thugs and killers.

Another 54 Iraqis were reported killed in the past 24 hours in fighting which, since Sunday, has resulted in well over Iraqi 100 dead.

Most of the clashes have been between US-led troops and militiamen of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, but at least 30 Sunni Iraqis have been killed in a separate US operation in Fallujah.

In a briefing in Baghdad on Wednesday, US Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt vowed to destroy Sadrs Mehdi Army, which has been banned by the occupation authorities.

We will attack to destroy the Mehdi Army, Kimmitt said, echoing the unmoving stance of Bush.

We will not be shaken by the thugs and terrorists, Bush said in a speech earlier. These killers dont have values ... We face tough action in Iraq but we will stay the course...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=da...
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:58 AM
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5. unconfirmed 30 marines dead
heard on CNN as i was heading out the door
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:03 AM
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6. US helicopter crashed in central Iraq
breaking news on MSNBC... I know it was reported in another thread a while ago. This is the first I have heard of it on TV. No known casualties yet.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:31 AM
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7. Very confusing --Reuters headline on Yahoo says 12 confirmed dead
But the story it links to says "8 killed"
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=1...

This is the worst fighting since "Mission Accomplished"
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:33 AM
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8. aren't the 12 just being confirmed from yesterday?
the 12 marines in Ramadi?
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:38 AM
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10. 8 Iraqis, 18(!) Marines...
Per the Yahoo story

<snip>
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Eight Iraqis were killed when clashes broke out between U.S. troops and demonstrators voicing support for Sunni resistance to the U.S.-led occupation on Wednesday, police said.

<snip>
Insurgents west of the capital have been fighting fierce running battles with U.S. Marines in the past few days. At least 45 Iraqis have been killed and 18 Marines.

</snip>

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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:40 AM
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11. Hard to be sure--they've changed the headline now
What's the line about truth being the first casuality in war?

Lunaville has 37 Americans killed this month, two "other" coalition members for an average of 5.57 per day...
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Corgigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:36 AM
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9. I was flipping around this morning
on the radio to try to get the tally of how many we lost yesterday and no radio station has the balls to state the truth. I guess they are all waiting for some other station to break it first. I've read from 12 to 30 to even more. I'm sure every other country on the planet will know before the people here at home do.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:05 AM
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12. It appears the numbers are being squelched and stories
run into yesterdays's. A lot of covering up, is the way this poster sees the situation.
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:06 AM
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13. I tend to agree
I'm watching retired Gen. McCaffrey on MSNBC and they are showing a map of all the insurgency and all the fighting and talking about how it is going to get worse... I don't want anyone to die, but it is hard to believe there aren't any deaths.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:11 AM
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14. I don't believe the numbers either
I can see why they're suppressing them right now, but as heavy and widespread as the fighting is now, I'd say there is a very good chance that we're getting our ass kicked.
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 AM
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17. Just think about the condition of the US troops over there.
They have been couped up, some for 12 - 15 months, they're tired, disspirited, they have been shot at and blown-up for all the time over there, they have no breaks and are probably stretched to their limits - then they are pushed into a shit-storm. I don't see how they are holding up as well as they are. These young soldiers and NG (clerks, real-estate agents, teachers, small-town cops) need to be gotten out of there. Some one needs to save them before it's too late.
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:28 AM
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20. I know how they feel
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:32 AM by Tolania
my husband just came back 2 weeks ago. I saw just how thin and malnourished he is.

Edit: let me correct that. I don't know how they feel, but I have heard first hand about the hell and seen the havoc it wreaks on the soldiers' bodies.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:43 AM
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33. When moy cousin was home in November for 12 days...
he had lost 40 lbs! He was not that large to begin with.
Stay safe Scott...
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:29 AM
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21. Who will save them,...before it's too late?
Who?

The violence will only continue to escalate with the military industrial complex in charge.

Very, terribly sad. Today will be a day of mourning for me.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:17 AM
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15. Just a side note of appreciation to the mods for seeing a need
and acting on it.

It really does help to avoid confusion.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:22 AM
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16. Yes, the collective thread is a really wonderful idea.
Unfortunately it doesn't avoid much confusion (because the source of the confusion is external to the board), but it at least concentrates it in one place.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 AM
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18. Deleted message
Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:24 AM
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19. Controlled Confusion..
As CentCom would say. :hi:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:36 AM
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24. Hi Teena!
You can thank Crisco for initializing the practice. He started it yesterday. :hi:
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jadedcherub Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:33 AM
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22. sounds like one more dead.
Post-

U.S. military operations and firefights ranged across Iraq Wednesday from Fallujah to the Syrian border to the Baghdad suburbs, with military authorities reporting the deaths of a significant number of Iraqi and foreign insurgents, as well as the deaths of one additional soldier and the 12 U.S. Marines killed in action Tuesday night.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56942-20...
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:34 AM
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23. 30 Americans dead in Falujah -- reported by NPR

Just heard it. Confirmed or unconfirmed, I'm not sure.
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jadedcherub Donating Member (367 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:37 AM
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25. I believe that is total, as in, 'as many as 30 americans' (n/t)
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:38 AM
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26. reference was to Fallujah...

they said 30 dead americans and 40 dead iraqis all in one phrase...

hope i'm wrong.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:41 AM
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29. You misheard them
n/t
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:43 AM
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32. I did not mishear it, for chrissake!


That's what they said!
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:39 AM
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27. --or maybe 30 Americans in the last 3 days.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:40 AM
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28. Totally Unconfirmed
And I doubt that's what you heard. It was probably something more like: Fighting since the weekend has claimed the lives of 30 American troops.

Which is true. The Marines so far have grudglingly nodded to one (yep, ONE) KIA in the Fallujah operation. The 4 Marines killed late Monday night were not killed in the Fallujah operation, according to the Pentagon, but in an IED attack just west of Baghdad (yes, I know Fallujah is "just west of Baghdad," but they deliberately distinguished that from the Fallujah fighting).

There is no confirmed report that 30 Marines have been killed in the Fallujah fighting. In all the "heavy fighting," the marines have claimed 1 (yes, ONE) KIA for the entire Fallujah operation.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:42 AM
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30. ....it's what I heard, okay? Maybe they said it wrong....

...but I know what I heard. My husband heard it too and I asked him, "did I just hear that?" And he said "yes".

I hope I AM wrong, but I know what I heard.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:42 AM
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31. Casting light onto "130"
7 Apr 2004 10:14 GMT DJ

60 Iraqis Killed In Fallujah Fighting Overnight-Hospital

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP)--Fighting overnight between U.S. forces and Iraqi insurgents killed 60 Iraqis and wounded more than 130, hospital officials said Wednesday.

Marines and gunmen were engaged in heavy battles in the Dubat neighborhood on the eastern side of Fallujah and in other part in the center of the city, witnesses said. U.S. warplanes opened fire on groups of Iraqis in the street.

Rocket-propelled grenade fire set a U.S. Humvee ablaze, injuring soldiers inside, witnesses said.

Among the dead were 26 people - including 16 children and up to eight women - killed when warplanes struck four houses late Tuesday, said Hatem Samir, head of the clinic at Fallujah Hospital. Others were killed in street battles before dawn and into the day Wednesday.

Messages from mosque loudspeakers called for "jihad," or holy war. Some gunmen in the street were seen carrying mortars, and some women carried automatic weapons.

Hundreds of U.S. Marines and Iraqi police have surrounded Fallujah, west of Baghdad, since Monday in a largescale operation aimed at uprooting Sunni Arab guerrillas behind attacks on U.S. troops.

http://framehosting.dowjonesnews.com/sample/samplestory...

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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:50 AM
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34. Oh my God- they're using AC-130's!
Guardian article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1187350,00....

Scores die as clashes spread
12 marines killed after attack by dozens of rebels

Jonathan Steele in Baghdad
Wednesday April 7, 2004
<snip>
Abrams tanks and an AC-130 gunship pounded outlying neighbourhoods with shells and machine gun fire. Eight Iraqis were killed and 20 wounded in the fighting, coalition sources said. Last night US planes fired rockets into the town, destroying four houses and killing 26 Iraqis, including women and children, and wounding 30 others, said a doctor at Falluja general hospital.
<snip>

The AC-130 is a nasty, nasty weapon (http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/ac-130.htm ) that annihilates pretty much everything in it's sights. It is not a 'precision' weapon, i.e. they are NOT worried about 'collateral damage'.


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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:54 AM
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35. Its also not a weapon used in a tactical field scenario...
encountering "spotty resistance" as the Misadministration has been claiming since day one. The AC-130 is used in serious combat scenarios, and like the previous DUer stated, they are not a precision weapon, so collateral damage may be tremendous.
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tlcandie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:05 AM
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36. Update...
http://iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200national...


<snip>
Hundreds of British soldiers are arriving in Iraq to relieve peacekeeping forces beset by bloody rebellion as US President George Bush declared US resolve in Iraq remained unshakeable.
<snip>

<snip>
The clashes capped three days of violence -- the worst fighting since Saddam Hussein was toppled last year. At least 136 Iraqis and 30 coalition troops have been killed since Sunday.
<snip>
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:24 AM
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37. Ukrainian troops pull out of Iraqi town
after clashes with Shia militiamen. More soon.


This was just on the BBC crawl at 10:24 EST
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:24 AM
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38. Kick...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:25 AM by alg0912
..to keep it on the front page. :kick:
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:32 AM
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39. MSNBC: reports of 2 soldiers in/around Baghdad
in the last 24 hours. Um, I'm not confused as to whether or not this has already been reported
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:40 AM
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40. a link about one of them
don't know how reliable the source is, found on www.lunaville.org

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-04/07/content_14...
US soldier killed north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD, April 7 (Xinhuanet) -- One US Soldier was killed and another wounded Tuesday evening north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the US military said on Wednesday.

"One 1st Infantry Division soldier was killed and another wounded during a firefight on April 6," a US army spokeswoman said.

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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:41 AM
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41. Spike in the KIA graph -- Lunaville counts 638 US dead so far
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Felix Mala Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:43 AM
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42. How do you say Tet
in Arabic?
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:44 AM
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43. al-Tet?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:44 AM by alg0912
:shrug:
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:52 AM
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44. 04/06/04: 14 US deaths, 1 Coalition death, 15 total...
...per lunaville.org
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:09 AM
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45. They're going to hide the true numbers
as long as possible. In the coming days, we really need some young and coming reporter with a good photagrapher to get inside of Dover air base to count the bodybags.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:02 PM
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52. Don't even try.
You will go to a Federal Prison. Not a good way to find the facts.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:25 PM
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55. Then someone on the inside
needs to come forword. I suspect they've hand picked these people for their loyality, but, this has to making someone else sick also.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:21 PM
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59. Nothing wrong with that approach
Go for it
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tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:21 AM
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46. Israeli daily Ma'ariv says 35 coalition soldiers and 170 Iraqis killed
In last three days of fighting.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:27 AM
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47. Attacks killed 15 Coalition service members April 6 and 7.
...as per Combined Joint Task Force 7:

http://www.cjtf7.com/media-information/April2004/040407...

<snip>
COALITION UPDATE

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Attacks killed 15 Coalition service members April 6 and 7. The casualties occurred in the following incidents:

Twelve U.S. Marines died battling anti-Coalition forces in Ar Ramadi April 6.

One Ukrainian soldier was killed and five were wounded when their patrol was attacked by small-arms fire in Al Kut at about 11:45 a.m. April 6. The condition of the wounded is unknown.

One 1st Infantry Division soldier was killed and another wounded during a counter-fire mission at Logistics Support Area Anaconda near Balad at about 8:35 p.m. April 6. The wounded soldier was medically evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany and is in stable condition. The incident is under investigation.

One Task Force 1st Armored Division soldier was killed by rocket- propelled-grenade fire at about 6:30 a.m. April 7 as his convoy conducted a relief in place of the security forces guarding the Diala Police Station in Baghdad. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
</snip>
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NickB79 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:37 AM
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48. AAARRRGGGGHHHH! My friend is crying now
She just found out a friend from high school was one of the soldiers killed.

FUCK YOU BUSH AND YOUR WHOLE FUCKING WAR!!!
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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:03 PM
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49. kick for the afternoon crowd
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:31 PM
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50. glad to see this thread's not getting too many posts today
although I've got a bad feeling what the numbers are going to be after the dust settles...
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:57 PM
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51. add 40
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 01:01 PM by Crisco
casualties from the blown-up Mosque story.
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JetCityLiberal Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:02 PM
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53.  Five US Marines dead in Fallujah
<snip>

FIVE US Marines were killed today by gunfire from within the mosque in the Iraqi city of Fallujah that was under attack from US forces, a Central Command spokesman said.

US marines pressing an offensive Fallujah, west of Baghdad, bombed a central mosque earlier and killed up to 40 insurgents holed up inside, a marine officer in Iraq said.

The bombing came after several hours of small arms and rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) fire from insurgents.

http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/...

I think these are new deaths caused by the preemptive war.

This link shows the US death toll at 636

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties /


All deaths in Iraq are wrong.

JetCityLiberal
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:09 PM
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54. Didn't they change "killed" to "wounded"? n/t
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:41 PM
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56. Jamie McIntyre (CNN Pentagon correspondent) said 5 dead...
...in Fallujah yesterday on Blitzer's show. He never updated the statement after that, though. :shrug:
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:44 PM
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57. al-J:--'Many killed in US attacks on Falluja'
Many killed in US attacks on Falluja
Wednesday 07 April 2004

Fierce street battles are raging in Falluja between resistance fighters defending the town and US occupation forces.

Hospital sources said at least 52 Iraqis were killed and 90 injured in attacks on the besieged town on Wednesday, including 40 people inside the Abd al-Aziz al-Samari mosque.

Among the casualties were a family sitting in a car parked behind the mosque.

American forces said those killed were fighters taking refuge in the mosque. A US marine was also shot dead near the mosque by the fighters.

Over 53 Iraqis died in attacks overnight on the town which was sealed off on Sunday by US forces.Twenty-five of those killed were from one family.

"More than 200 Iraqis, including women and children, were injured in the past 24 hours," said Aljazeera correspondent in Falluja, Ahmad Mansur.

The correspondent said F16 jet fighters bombarded the eastern side of the town. He quoted witnesses as saying that a US helicopter was shot down and a tank set on fire.

--snip--

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/A73529F1-1554-4C...
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:51 PM
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58. There MUST be a news blackout going on...
The only hard numbers that the DoD has released are 12 marines from yesterday and 1 or 2 elsewhere. Given the widespread nature of the situation, the casualty #'s should've logically increased, but they haven't since yesterday.

Rumsfeld and Myers (or Rummy & Dummy) are going to have a press conference @ 3:30. We'll have to see what they have to say... :shrug:
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CabalBuster Donating Member (282 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:01 PM
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62. Friendly kick n/t
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:32 PM
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63. Is that 3:30 press conference East Coast time?
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:11 PM
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60. kick to keep it close to the top...
:kick:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:14 PM
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70. Sgt. Lee Duane Todacheene,


Sgt. Lee Duane Todacheene, a 29-year-old Army medic from the Navajo Nation, shown in this undated photo was killed in a surprise attack in Iraq (news - web sites), tribal officials said Wednesday, April 7, 2004. Todacheene of Lukachukai, Ariz., was killed Monday night, said Charmaine Jackson-John, a spokeswoman for the Navajo president's office. Todacheene is the nephew of Navajo Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. Todacheene is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and his 8- and 9-year-old sons. (AP Photo/Navajo Nation)

RIP to a true Warrior-----saigon
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:47 PM
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61. kick
New casualty #s coming in...
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:55 PM
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64. Has anyone heard anything about captured coalition troops?
? read a link at a unreliable site that I refuse to link about al Sadr capture of coalition troops, so very unconfrimed.....
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:13 PM
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65. It's actually two "Western journalist"
According to the latest report.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:40 PM
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66. If it is just journalists, Bush/Bremer won't care
The U.S. military has shot and blown up its share already, over the past year. Bush would love the propaganda value of the Iraqi resistance harming journalists, though.
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number6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:47 PM
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67. a sad kick
:(
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 07:51 PM
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68. 637 US
CNN link list 637 US deaths. It was 636 earlier today.

As others have noted, it's more than a little curious that the death toll continues to rise, if you look around long enough, but there are no easily found stories that seem to be reporting anything but Iraqi deaths ... as though Iraqi deaths are acceptable.

:shrug:
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:12 PM
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69. Army Spc. Robert Arsiaga


Army Spc. Robert Arsiaga, from Midland, Texas, is shown in this undated family photo. Arsiaga was killed in an attack Sunday in Iraq (news - web sites). Eight Americans died during the attack, including his close friend, Spc. Israel Garza, of Lubbock. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Arsiaga Family)


RIP----saigon
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:16 PM
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77. Midland -- The Chimp's old stomping grounds.
I wonder if he'll drop by for the funeral since he's so close by and knows the area well.

Naaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:18 PM
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71. U.S. Marine Pfc. Christopher Cobb


Sheila Cobb holds a photo of her son, U.S. Marine Pfc. Christopher Cobb, as she sits with her husband Howell Tuten, center, at their home Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 2004 in Bradenton, Fla. Cobb, 19, a member of the 2nd Batallion, 4th Marines was killed in Iraq (news - web sites). Cobb's step-brother, Jim Tuten, sits at far right. (AP Photo/Steve Nesiu



RIP-----Saigon
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:20 PM
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72. Army Spc. Tracy L. Laramore



Army Spc. Tracy L. Laramore, 30, of Okaloosa, Fla. is seen in this undated photo. Laramore died March 17, 2004 in Baji, Iraq (news - web sites), when the vehicle he was in overturned into a river. (AP Photo)


RIP----------- Saigon
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:46 PM
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73. Spc. E-4 Jeremiah Holmes
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:49 PM by saigon68


A color guard carries the casket of Spc. E-4 Jeremiah Holmes of the New Hampshire Army National Guard's 744th Transportation Co. past family and friends at St. Mary New Cemetery in Dover, N.H. Wednesday, April 7, 2004. Holmes was killed Monday in Ramadi, Iraq (news - web sites), when his vehicle ran over a roadside bomb, the Department of Defense (news - web sites) said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Tim Boyd)


RIP--------------------saigon
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:48 PM
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74. Cpl. Tyler R. Fey


Cpl. Tyler R. Fey is shown in an undated image released by KARE-TV. On Tuesday, April 6, 2004, the Department of Defense (news - web sites) announced Fey was killed Sunday, after attacks in the Anbar province of Iraq (news - web sites). Fey, 22, was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/KARE-TV)


RIP-----Saigon
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:53 PM
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75. A Daily Look at U.S. Iraq Military Deaths 8;59 CST
The latest deaths reported by the military:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040408/ap...


_ A 1st Infantry Division soldier killed in an attack on Tuesday near Balad.


_ A 1st Armored Division soldier killed in an attack on a police station in Baghdad on Wednesday.


___


The latest identifications reported by the military:


Killed in an attack Sunday in Baghdad, Iraq:


_ Army Spc. Ahmed A. Cason, 24, McCalla, Ala.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


_ Army Sgt. Yihjyh L. Chen, 31, Saipan; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


_ Army Spc. Stephen D. Hiller, 25, Opelika, Ala.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


_ Army Cpl. Forest J. Jostes, 21, Albion, Ill.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


_ Army Sgt. Michael W. Mitchell, 25, Porterville, Calif.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Ray Barracks, Friedberg, Germany.


_ Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, 24, Vacaville, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.


Killed Monday in fighting in Anbar province:





_ Marine Pfc. Christopher Ramos, 26, Albuquerque, N.M.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

_ Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew K. Serio, 21, North Providence, R.I.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

_ Marine Cpl. Jesse Thiry, 23, Casco, Wis.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

_ Marine Pfc. Deryk L. Hallal, 24, Indianapolis; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

_ Army Sgt. David M. McKeever, 25, Buffalo, N.Y.; died Monday in a grenade attack in Baghdad; assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Giessen, Germany.

_ Army Sgt. Gerardo Moreno, 23, Terrell, Texas; died Tuesday in a grenade attack in Baghdad; assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:14 PM
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76. Does it appear to anyone else that no news has been reported since Tuesday
The stories today all repeat the exact same stories of the Sunday Monday and Tuesday fights. There really has been no reports of any of the battles on Wednesday. It is now about 6am Thursday there and still no real updates of what has happened Wednesday.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:16 PM
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78. Looks that way
The other shoe is about to fall
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:31 PM
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80. Two mosques have been fired upon, not just one
According to Stratfor's teaser paragraph

U.S. forces have fired upon a mosque in central Iraq and have seized another in an effort to flush out Shiite insurgents. These separate but related incidents will lend a seeming justification not only to jihadists in Iraq, but also to al Qaeda.

I do not have a subscription to Stratfor, but from the teaser it appears it has been a very busy day yesterday. I wonder if we will ever be told about it.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:16 PM
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81. I have three KIA for Wednesday April 7
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:27 PM by markses
7-Apr: 3
2 - I MEF killed in action, Fallujah;* see below
1 - 1AD killed by RPG attack, Baghdad
http://www.cjtf7.com/media-information/April2004/040407...

* This was reported earlier, with at least one death witnessed by a BBC reporter and reported on the BBC. It is currently being hidden in a bizarre stylistic used by CBS News, which had earlier reported these two deaths openly:

"Fifteen Marines were reported killed in fighting in Fallujah and neighboring Ramadi since Monday."

---snip---
CBS News April 7

Since 12 Marines were reported killed in Ramadi, and since, as of Tuesday, April 6, only 1 Marine had been reported killed in Fallujah, I think we can safely assume that the reported total KIA for Fallujah is currently 3, with 2 of those occuring April 7.

The two Marines killed today is also confirmed by the "35 since Sunday" number everybody is throwing around:

Sun 4-Apr: 11
1 - I MEF killed in hostile action, al-Anbar Province;
8 - 1AD killed in ambush, al-Sadr city section of Baghdad;
1 - Task Force Olympia, killed in IED attack, Mosul;
1 - 1ID killed in IED attack, Kirkuk

Mon 5-Apr: 8
4 - I MEF killed in IED attack west of Baghdad;
1 - I MEF killed in action, al-Anbar province (Fallujah fighting);
3 - 1AD killed in fighting, Baghdad

Tues 6-Apr: 13
12 - I MEF killed in attack on Governor's Palace, ar-Ramadi;
1 - 1ID killed in convoy attack, Balad

Wed 7-Apr: 3
2 - I MEF killed in action, Fallujah;
1 - 1AD killed by RPG attack, Baghdad
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:05 PM
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82. Good catch. They are getting real sneaky, are they not?
They keep talking about a bombed mosque, but fail to mention that there were two separate ones. Then when reporting deaths they just add it into previous totals and hope that no one notices.

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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:42 PM
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83. Thanks for the summary
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 11:43 PM by teryang
They have been playing games with the casualty figures in the news reports.

While Rummy was talking on tuesday, CNN had a buyline posted, 1 soldier killed in Fajullah. This is consistent with the business as usual bullet points press conferences in which nothing but spin is produced and casualties are only mentioned in vaguest sanctimonious ways. You know it must be bad when they start counting "enemy" dead.

What about the wounded?
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:19 PM
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79. Lunaville listing 639. N/T
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