Thursday, September 25, 2003

War News for September 25, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Bomb explodes at Baghdad hotel housing NBC media. Civilian guard killed. Bring ‘em on: Four US troops wounded in Mosul ambush. “I saw the bodies of four Americans who had died, one of them without legs." Bring ‘em on: Second bombing ambush in Mosul wounds three more US soldiers. CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, two injured in vehicle accident. CENTCOM reports US soldier dies from “non-hostile gunshot wound.” Bush fails to secure international troops or funds despite two days at the UN. US soldiers react to Bush’s UN speech. List of this week’s dead soldiers. IGC member dies after assassination attempt last Saturday. About that “Sunni Triangle…” A soldier sounds off. Bush’s reconstruction funds includes $60 million for an "oil infrastructure security force," $55 million for a "quick reaction pipeline repair team," $125 million to buy oil "topping plants," $125 million to "provide water injection for the southern Rumalia oil fields." $68 million for tankers and petroleum gas trucks when pipelines go down. Army Civil Affairs Team in Fallujah. “The paratroopers do not trust Hameed, but he is all they have to work with. This is a common problem in Iraq, as much of the educated population comes from the Sunni minority that was well supported by Saddam Hussein's Baath Party…Several units have had the task of pacifying Fallujah, making it difficult to establish long-term improvement projects. Every time a project begins to take root, the unit moves and another has to start from scratch.” Sound familiar? US Army vehicle runs over Iraqi kid in Fallujah. Local story: Two New Jersey soldiers killed in Iraq.


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