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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 04:40 PM
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US forces hunt Fallujah rebels, block aid
A US commander says troops have tackled Fallujah's last tenacious insurgents but are still days away from completing major search operations.

With a Red Crescent convoy carrying aid for thirsty and hungry civilians in the rebel enclave still blocked by the military, US-led forces say that more than 1,200 insurgents have been killed in the assault launched on November 7.

Meanwhile, in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the country's third largest, Iraqi and US troops moved in after days of unchecked lawlessness, with clashes erupting between rebels and security forces.

As US marines continued their slow, tense search of buildings in Fallujah, a senior officer warned that the operation would continue well into next week, belying the swiftness with which US-led troops first poured in....


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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:01 PM
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1. Coalition vs Civilians
CFTM-- You really did get that desperate because I saw it in the foreign media that the Iraqi civilians had stepped in and fed a whole bunch of troops that had been days without food.

USA-- -Yeah, that aint no joke about getting help from the civilians right after the invasion. We had a pretty good laugh about that and how the army owed them some money for reimbursement. We would not have starved probably, but when we got the food from the people it made sure we could still operate as a functioning unit. It was a near thing that several guys almost died of dehydration because we ran out of clean water for a few days.

The Muslim hands that fed these Christian soldiers,
where are they now?
What has become of the person attached to those Muslim hands?
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mia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 12:27 AM
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2. What has happened to the people who fed the soldiers?
Sad to say, they could be dead or starving.
Thanks for posting this link.
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