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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:39 AM
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Three marines die in booby-trapped building in Fallujah: officer
http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=33652

FALLUJAH (AFP) - Three marines have been killed in an explosion as they entered a booby-trapped building in central Fallujah, while another 13 were wounded in a firefight nearby, a marine officer said.

Of the 13, 10 were seriously injured in the gun battle just south of the main road that cuts through the centre of the Sunni Muslim bastion, the officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The latest deaths bring to at least 25 the number of US troops who have been killed in the fight for Fallujah, which was launched on Monday.

Five Iraqi soldiers have also died along with more than 1,000 rebels.

On Saturday, Iraq's top security official said the battle for the restive city had been completed and only stubborn pockets of resistance remained.

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CHICKEN CAPITOL USA Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:51 AM
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1. "firefight"," the fight for Fallujah","1,000 rebels","stubborn pockets"
1) firefight? I thought firemen fight fires-
2) the fight for Fallujah?--we're freeing the people? by killing most of them
3) REBELS--they're just not down with the idea of freedom
4) pockets?--8 ball in the corner pocket

media and their fun phrases
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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 10:51 AM
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2. These casualty numbers just don't add up...one minute only 20 Gi's
next minute fifty...we won't know because the "press" is not allowed to report independently.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 11:46 AM
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3. Bummer. Four Fn More Years.
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jmatthan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:43 PM
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4. 61 US Servicemen deaths this month
in 14 days - with 4 UK deaths, makes it a daily average of 4.64 almost reaching the high of April 2004!!

http://icasualties.org/oif /

This does not include the contractors, collaborating Iraqis, etc.

Of course, civilian Iraqis are not to be counted!!

And WHAT FOR?

Reap as you will sow.

I hope that it is clear that when there is another 911 in the US, maybe even 10 years on, that no American will have the gall to ask:

"WHAT FOR?"

Jacob Matthan
Oulu, Finland
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