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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:53 PM
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WP: U.S. Forces Fire Missiles at Mosque in Fallujah (32 US dead since Sun
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A56942-20...

U.S. Forces Fire Missiles at Mosque in Fallujah
Attack Approved After Five Marines Shot From the Mosque
By Pamela Constable, Sewell Chan and Fred Barbash
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, April 7, 2004; 12:03 PM


"We've got to be careful," said one officer receiving a request for air support from the Marines around the mosque.

"We have some bad folks dug in," came the response. "They're creating a problem for us. What should we do? We need backup."

"We need regimental approval," came the reply.

Not long afterwards, a spokesman at the command post said the air support was authorized. A spokesman said the missiles were fired from a helicopter and a jet.

News services reported that at least 32 U.S. troops, as well as two soldiers from Ukraine and El Salvador, have been killed since Sunday. At least 170 Iraqis have been reported killed during that period. One of the latest U.S. fatalities was a soldier who was killed in fighting north of Baghdad Tuesday evening.



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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:59 PM
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1. They were trying to get the mosque hit
When will our leaders figure this out. Same with our iron-fisted response to the dragging of bodies through the streets - they are trying to get us to enrage the Iraqi people.

It's working.
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