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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:17 PM
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Fallujah Is Realm of Snipers on Both Sides
Fallujah Is Realm of Snipers on Both Sides
By JASON KEYSER, Associated Press Writer

FALLUJAH, Iraq - A black-garbed Iraqi gunman slinked over a rooftop and shimmied down a palm tree, pausing for a few seconds to grab a rifle from a comrade. A few blocks away, on another rooftop, a Marine sniper squeezed a trigger and shot the man in the leg. A second shot into his chest killed him, throwing his body out of the tree. The man became Sgt. Sean Crane's 11th kill in Fallujah.

The front lines in the siege of Fallujah are the realm of snipers, as riflemen on both sides of the fight seize the high points of the streetscape. The snipers have been operating even during an uneasy truce over the past week.

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Haqi Ismail was shot dead by an American sniper just after leaving his house for prayers at a nearby mosque, said his cousin Ismail Hamada.

"His wife could not move forward to help him because she would have been killed too. She stood crying as he bled to death," Hamada told The Associated Press in Baghdad, where he fled with his family.

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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:25 PM
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:25 PM
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2. The Iraqis are picking the wrong guys to be trying to out-snipe
They will be slaughtered.
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:31 PM
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3. They've got nothing to lose now do they?
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AND

There ARE a few unaccounted for Iraqi soldiers.





And if Iran gets involved,

There's another half a million trained and rested enemies.

and they have alot more than just rifles, mortars and RPG's . . .

(sigh)
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:49 PM
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4. Ah, the romantic life of a sniper!
<In Fallujah, Warden had his first confirmed kill. "I thought it would feel weird, but it didn't," he said.>

So he killed someone and didn't feel a thing. Wait till these folks return to the states. I think he should keep a scrapbook so he can reminisce, in case he can't remember his experiences. He could also make a recruitment poster marine.

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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:58 PM
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5. Lots of snipers flipped out, after WWI
Other wars too, I suppose, but trench warfare produced a lot of snipers and a lot of kills.

My dad was in WWII. It haunted him until the day he died. It may take time for the reality to catch up to this fellow, but it probably will.

"In Fallujah, Warden had his first confirmed kill. "I thought it would feel weird, but it didn't," he said.

"It probably changed me in some way, or made me appreciate life more," added Warden, who gave up a career as a model to re-enlist as a Marine Corps sniper something his fellow riflemen tease him about."

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