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Sticky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 07:51 AM
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Five Marines Die in Iraq Border Gunbattle
Middle East - AP


Five Marines Die in Iraq Border Gunbattle
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By SABAH JERGIS, Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Marines battled a large force of Iraqi insurgents near the Syrian border Sunday in fighting that killed five Marines. At least 10 Iraqis, including the city police chief, were also killed, according to a hospital official

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&nci...
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flamingpie2500 Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:07 AM
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1. Insurgents or bystanders?
Ten Iraqis were killed and 30 wounded a mixture of insurgent fighters and civilian bystanders

How do they know the difference? Are the insurgents wearing certain uniforms? Or is this just more spin on the truth--a genuine uprising?
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Sticky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:11 AM
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2. Check this blog
It's a pretty good place to follow the facts.

http://dailywarnews.blogspot.com/
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:12 AM
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3. Good morning sweet_scotia
There's an existing LBN thread on this topic. Please continue the discussion here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Thanks! :hi:
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