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2007-08-31 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Good Karmah - Marines kill 12 AQI
Marines from Regimental Combat Team 6 observed and engaged an armed group of al Qaeda in Iraq terrorists killing 12 and destroying two vehicles near the town of Karmah Aug. 29.

A group of three men was seen loading objects into a bongo truck from a nearby growth of weeds 11 kilometers northeast of Fallujah, in an area known to be a historical weapons cache site. A second group of four men arrived in another bongo truck, followed by a third group of six men on foot through the reeds.

A team of Marines was dispatched to better observe the scene and a third cargo truck carrying three men waving weapons and wearing ski masks approached the group a few moments later.

The Marines called for air support and a section of AV-8B Harrier jets dropped two precision-guided bombs, destroying the initial two cargo trucks. Marines called for artillery fire on the dismounted enemy personnel immediately following the air attack.

Twelve members of al Qaeda were found dead upon investigation of the scene. Numerous weapons and roadside bomb making materials were also found. All unexploded ordnance was removed from the scene and transported to a Coalition base for investigation and disposal.
Bongo trucks--Beatnik al-Qaeda?
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-08-31 11:39|| || Front Page|| [336102 views ]  Top

#1 Now, now. These were just simple workers, loading soccer balls and toys for the kids, and making the area safe for ducks ans little kittens. After all, everybody knows that there is no Al-Quaeda in Iraq.
Posted by Rambler">Rambler  2007-08-31 12:15||   2007-08-31 12:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Mazda Bongo
Posted by Skunky Glins5285">Skunky Glins5285  2007-08-31 12:20||]">[]  2007-08-31 12:20|| Front Page Top

#3 A group of three men was seen loading objects into a bongo truck...

I'll go with beatniks too. Friggin hep cats. Always causin trouble...
Posted by tu3031 2007-08-31 12:30||   2007-08-31 12:30|| Front Page Top

#4 12 al Qaeda x 72 Virgins = 864 Virgins.

If this continues, there could be a shortage.

Posted by Frozen Al 2007-08-31 12:39||   2007-08-31 12:39|| Front Page Top

#5 C'mon, Al--think of the environment! We need to recycle virgins to meet the quota!
Posted by Dar">Dar  2007-08-31 13:31||   2007-08-31 13:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Good way to end the month.

Also I noticed at one of the OIF sites that the fatality rate for Aug was about the same as the relatively low rate in July (despite the 15 fatality helo crash).
Posted by mhw 2007-08-31 13:37||   2007-08-31 13:37|| Front Page Top

#7 Nah. Goats are pretty fecund.
Posted by eLarson 2007-08-31 16:06||]">[]  2007-08-31 16:06|| Front Page Top

#8 I assume that be 12 very small bits then, similar, but different. Good, it gets better all the time.
Posted by rhodesiafever 2007-08-31 18:04||   2007-08-31 18:04|| Front Page Top

#9 Artillery fire? Cool.

Hasn't been much of that in Iraq. Nice to see modern warfare's biggest killer being applied to the Sunni problem (uh, yeah, I meant to say it that way).
Posted by Verlaine 2007-08-31 19:04||   2007-08-31 19:04|| Front Page Top

#10 What's even better is that our lads prolly never gave their position away when calling in the indirect fire and CAS. Just dialed in the targets and made popcorn.
Posted by Broadhead6 2007-08-31 20:21||   2007-08-31 20:21|| Front Page Top

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