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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:03 PM
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Mothers with kids in Iraq here need some DU researchers to help now
the military isnt giving me any information, so if you can find anything online that says whats going on in Balad (my friend susans son is there), or whats happening at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad, we would really appareciate it because we are hearing nothing
Thank you and please if you can help
Mari333
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Quetzal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:04 PM
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1. I don't know what is going on
but Al-Jazeera might know.

http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage

Juan Cole might have some info as well

http://www.juancole.com/
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:07 PM
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2. Kick
I don't know anything, but I'll give you a :kick:
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:12 PM
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3. in Balad
Yesterday there was an RPG attack on a military convoy with one killed. No identification given.

haven't heard anything recent about activities outside the prison camp there, thankfully.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:14 PM
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4. if you have a link Id appreciate it for susan
her son is in Balad and she cant get any information thanks
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:20 PM
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11. it's sandwiched in between various reports about recent events
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:21 PM by Aidoneus
I read it a few minutes ago in a Guardian report on the bombing of the mosque by the invaders in al-Fallujah. I found it again by searching for "Balad" with GoogleNews, your pick of articles becomes available with what seems to be exact same information.

Nothing in other reports except the line "The military also announced the deaths of two U.S. soldiers - one killed in the Sunni Triangle city of Balad, north of Baghdad, on Tuesday, the other on Wednesday in an RPG attack on his convoy in the capital."

That seems to be all that the military authorities are giving out, sorry..

Here's a link to what I mentioned anyway. It's not very helpful, but it's something--
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-395...
It's about 3/4 of the way down to the end.
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:29 PM
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13. -
http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/04072004/opinion/936...

Our hearts go out this morning to the family of Spc. Jeremiah "Jay" Holmes, of the 744th Transportation Company, who was killed near Balad, Iraq, on March 29.

Spc. Holmes will be buried in Dover this morning with full military honors
<snip>
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:43 PM
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15. fyi, that is a different day from what I referred to
which was from Tuesday--ie, yesterday. This seems to be last week.
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:17 PM
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9. ah, here's something else
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:23 PM by Aidoneus
on April 3rd witnesses report two Humvees within a US armoured column were hit and destroyed by resistance fire near the Abu Ghurayb, the area was then sealed off and no casualty information given by the military officials. They're very secretive about such things sometimes.

March 30th saw a bomb explode near a passing US convoy near Abu Ghurayb, witnesses reported casualties but no confirmation by US occupation or military authorities given that I know of.

don't see much else about either for the last week or so in my sources about Balad or the Abu Ghurayb areas.
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:15 PM
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5. A quick search of Abu Ghraib on Google NEWS finds these
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:20 PM by HFishbine
http://news.google.com /

Into the Shadows
Common Dreams - 22 hours ago
... taken both on a family and on Iraqi attitudes toward their country's occupiers, read the latest post by Riverbend, the Baghdad blogger, Tales from Abu Ghraib. ...

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0405-09.htm


'The Zionists did it'
Jerusalem Post, Israel - Apr 3, 2004
... The Americans were mutilated because of the women detained at Abu Ghraib
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/J...

Here's another with the alternate spelling "Abu Ghurayb:"

http://www.wrmea.com/archives/April_2004/0404026.html
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:17 PM
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7. okay thanks I have abu ghruaib links if you guys hear
anything else on Abu Ghraib that is happening now or Balad, let me know I thank you very much thank you
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:15 PM
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6. Hi Mari.
I heard about Balad this morning but I had to go find this. A U.S. soldier was killed near Balad on 4/6. I think what I heard this morning was that there was unrest in and around Balad.

From all I've heard the NG and Reserve are not the ones doing the fighting. I pray for the boys.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L07578821.htm
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:19 PM
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10. tnaks susans son is a marine in Balad
thank you Im sending this to her thank you
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HFishbine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:17 PM
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8. Here's a bloggers account: "Tales from Abu Ghraib..."
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:17 PM by HFishbine
on edit: not news. Interesting, but from March 29, 2004

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/2004_03_01_riverbendb...
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:22 PM
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12. I read her everyday thanks thanks its just that Kerrys office
told me that Abu Ghraib was a hot zone now, at least they are telling us the truth and Kerrys office is contacting the Pentagon so we can find out if MIchael is alive
thank you
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:41 PM
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14. its hard to find anything on abu ghraib
all i can find is news stories about the prison there.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:02 PM
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16. hope this helps
don't know if this will help but this blog has alot of info and back archives on it

http://dailywarnews.blogspot.com/
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:04 PM
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17. thanks Im bookmarking all the blogs so Ill know something
its maddening not to know anything
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:26 PM
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18. wecome
kick so night time people may have some info
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