Monday, July 28, 2003

War News for July 28, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Two US soldiers killed in grenade attack in Baghdad. Bring ‘em on: Explosions and casualties reported in central Basra. Iraq is a “terrorist magnet” for attacks against US troops. US troops raid Baghdad house looking for Saddam. Five Iraqis dead, eight wounded, no Saddam. US troops raid houses in Tikrit looking for Saddam Hussein. No Saddam found. Gen. Myers: Saddam Hussein not coordinating attacks. US troops open fire on demonstrators in Karbala; on Iraqi killed, three wounded. Deaths of Husseini sons “galvanized” Iraqi revolt. Frist says US troops will remain in Iraq “for a number of years.” CPA signs oil deals. CPA shuts down cell phone entrepeneurs. Free market, my ass. Local story: Arizona families worry about soldiers in Iraq. Afghanistan: Six Afghan police killed in Taliban ambush. Afghanistan: Taliban regrouping, Afghan officials ask US for assistance against “free-roaming” Taliban fighters. Condi: “We don’t need the 82d Airborne to escort kids to kindergarten.” CENTCOM: “In Al Asriya, a rural town about 15 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, Coalition forces used bulldozers and dump trucks to remove waste piled throughout the village.” Now that’s what I call a shit detail.


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