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2007-02-23 Iraq
US says 12 militants killed in Iraq gunfight
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Posted by Steve White 2007-02-23 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [675 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Some women and children were killed? We know that. But the US only "says" that 12 of the 26 or more killed, were, in fact, "militants".

Couldn't find any maimed fluffy bunnies or dead baby ducks from you hotel, Rooters?
Posted by Bobby 2007-02-23 06:07||   2007-02-23 06:07|| Front Page Top

#2 Actually, the press release that seems to be for this incident says six killed.
Coalition Forces in an area northwest of Ramadi targeted a building believed to house terrorists involved with foreign fighter activities. Ground forces were immediately confronted by two armed terrorists who refused to surrender. Ground forces killed the two terrorists.

Meanwhile, four more terrorists were attempting to flee the area. Coalition Forces observed they were armed with AK-47s, hand grenades and vests containing magazines. After multiple failed attempts to get the terrorists to surrender, Coalition Forces killed the four terrorists.

Ground forces detained seven suspected terrorists at the site and destroyed the weapons and grenades, preventing further use by terrorists.

Also on the scene were 13 women and 26 children. None of them were harmed during the raid.
Posted by Chuck Simmins">Chuck Simmins  2007-02-23 20:19|| http://northshorejournal.org]">[http://northshorejournal.org]  2007-02-23 20:19|| Front Page Top

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