Tuesday, December 09, 2003

War News for December 9, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Forty-one US soldiers wounded in suicide bombing near Tal Afar. Bring ‘em on: Three Iraqis killed in rocket attack on Sunni mosque in Baghdad. Bring ‘em on: Two US soldiers wounded in suicide bombing near Baquba. Bring 'em on: Witnesses report US helicopter shot down near Fallujah. Three US soldiers killed in vehicle accident near Balad. UN Security Council presses US and UK to release suppressed portions of ISG report on weapons of mass destruction. More on sabotage and fuel shortages. Japan agrees to send 600 non-combat troops to Iraq. Pentagon delays Iraq reconstruction contract tenders. "Asked about these 'high-level' decisions, the defence official said lawyers were trying to ensure the different government departments issued tenders that were consistent. However, one military source said some officials were at odds over whether companies from countries that opposed the US-led war with Iraq should be excluded from such deals." Which is exactly why the international community is reluctant to provide financial support for Iraqi reconstruction. Protests in Karbala over fuel shortages. Go to the end of this story. Casualty Reports Local story: California soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Ohio soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: Texas soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Michigan soldier killed in Iraq.


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