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  • Iraq Update: US Armour Cuts Through Fallujah, Sadr Militia Driven Out of Najaf Center (debka)

    04/13/2004 2:24:15 PM PDT · by threat matrix · 33 replies · 223+ views
    DEBKAfile Global Security Bulletin ^ | April 13, 2004 | Gioria Shamis-Retired Economist Magazine Reporter
    Massed United States armoured units cut through Fallujah from end to end, shelling targets while United States Air Force drops 'noise bombs' --harmless except for psychological shock impact. Swarms of United States Special Ops snipers equipped with night vision goggles keeping jihadi militia traffic off Fallujah streets while negioiations continue on surrender of Iraqi guerillas and foriegn fighters.United States troops massed outside of Najaf held back as bargaining chip in talks ongoing with Shiite leaders headed by Ayatollah Sistani.Moderate militias now control holy city of Najaf having pushed Sadr's Mehdi Army Militia out of the center and on to the...
  • US Offensive in Fallujah intensifies

    04/06/2004 6:51:06 AM PDT · by TexKat · 185 replies · 312+ views
    US and Iraqi forces clash with insurgents in Fallujah There have been heavy clashes between US troops and Iraqi insurgents on the edge of the flashpoint town of Falluja. US commanders have been vowing to pacify Fallujah after last week's killing of four US security contractors there. Meanwhile, an Italian news agency has quoted a local official in Nassiriya as saying some 15 Iraqi militiamen and civilians had been killed there in clashes with Italian soldiers. Italian officials said 12 Italian soldiers were wounded. The militiamen are said to be supporters of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, accused of leading a...
  • Teenage armed robber bested by 71-year-old on bus

    09/05/2003 10:52:43 PM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies · 449+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 6 Sept 2003 | MELISSA SCOTT SINCLAIR
    Teenage armed robber bested by 71-year-old on bus By MELISSA SCOTT SINCLAIR, The Virginian-Pilot © September 6, 2003 Last updated: 9:41 PM CHESAPEAKE -- Never underestimate a man a few decades older than you. He may also be a few degrees bolder. That's what one young armed robber discovered recently when a 71-year-old man wrestled him down and tossed him off a bus. The attempted robbery occurred in Eddie's Mobile Grocery, a maroon, 1988 GMC school bus that sells groceries in several communities in South Norfolk. Eddie Brown, 68, is an affable, blue-eyed man who drives the bus five days...

    01/07/2003 1:16:31 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 1 replies · 203+ views
    UK Mirror (London) ^ | 7 January 2003 (UK Time) | Ben Rankin and Kevin Lynch
    UK MIRROR AND ALL BRITISH PRESS:BRITISH TROOPS SET FOR GULF By Ben Rankin and Kevin Lynch Thousands of British troops are to be sent to the Gulf to prepare for war with Iraq, the U.K. government announced today.Several thousand reservists will also be called up, British Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon told Members of Parliament this afternoon (London Time). Mr Hoon also announced the deployment of a "significant" number of extra ships to the Gulf region but insisted no decision had yet been taken to commit these forces to action. The deployment includes the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, destroyers...