Monday, January 05, 2004

War News for January 5, 2004 Bring 'em on: US soldier wounded during patrol ambush in Tikrit. Bring 'em on: Three US troops wounded in convoy bombing near Baghdad. Bring 'em on: US soldier wounded in ambush near Beiji. Coalition headquarters in Nasiriyah mortared. Both incidents buried deep in this article. Two British soldiers killed in Baghdad vehicle accident. CPA brings improvement to Iraqi slum. "Nobody from the Iraqi provisional government or the American military has been to Taji since the war, Abu Wisam said. A humanitarian group came once, with enough blankets for about half the village. Then they went away. But there has been one welcome postwar arrival -- a higher class of trash." Dutch soldier arrested for shooting Iraqi civilian. Greenstock warns of more attacks in Iraq. CPA says Kurdish region will remain autonomous. "The Bush administration has decided to let the Kurdish region remain semi-autonomous as part of a newly sovereign Iraq despite warnings from Iraq's neighbors and many Iraqis not to divide the country into ethnic states, American and Iraqi officials say.…The issue of whether Iraq is to be divided into ethnic states in a federation-style government is of great significance both inside the country and throughout the Middle East, where fears are widespread that dividing Iraq along ethnic or sectarian lines could eventually break the country up and spread turmoil in the region." Prosthetics keep pace with technical advances of warfare. This ain't good. "The incident has increased tensions in Tikrit, according to a U.S. commander in the town. 'It was definitely more tense yesterday,' Lieutenant Colonel Steven Russell said. One of his soldiers was shot in the leg on Sunday as he patrolled the town, which may be a sign of increased hostility in a town where anti-U.S. activity has dropped off in the last few weeks, he said." Casualty Reports Local story: Vermont soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: New Jersey soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: South Dakota soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: Montana soldier wounded in Iraq.


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