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New strategy in Iraq, bomb all civilians
« on: February 03, 2008, 10:31:52 pm »
US army kills 9 Iraqi civilians
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=41615&sectionid=351020201
Mon, 04 Feb 2008 07:41:38


The US military has admitted that it killed nine Iraqi civilians during an operation targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq south of Baghdad.

The civilians were killed Saturday near Iskandariyah, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the Iraqi capital, US Navy Lt. Patrick Evans told AP.

Three more civilians were wounded and taken to US military hospitals nearby, Evans said, adding the incident and the events surrounding it are under investigation.

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Re: New strategy in Iraq, bomb all civilians
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 10:38:46 pm »


US Accidentally Kills 9 Iraqi Civilians
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iuXxuhwd08-hJxlnNqFHd_5tJ6oQD8UJ91OO3
By LAUREN FRAYER – 20 minutes ago


BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military said Monday that it accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians during an operation targeting al-Qaida in Iraq south of Baghdad.

The civilians were killed Saturday near Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of the Iraqi capital, U.S. Navy Lt. Patrick Evans told The Associated Press. Three more civilians were wounded and taken to U.S. military hospitals nearby, he said.

The incident and the events surrounding it are under investigation, Evans said.

The killings occurred as U.S. forces pursued suspected al-Qaida in Iraq militants in the area. Shortly after the incident, American officers met with a Muslim sheik representing citizens in the area, he said.

"We offer our condolences to the families of those who were killed in this incident, and we mourn the loss of innocent civilian life," Evans said in a statement e-mailed to the AP.

Saturday's strike was the deadliest known case of mistaken identity in recent months.

In November, a leader of one of the so-called awakening councils — Sunni tribesmen allied with American forces fighting to oust al-Qaida from their hometowns — said U.S. soldiers killed dozens of his fighters during a 12-hour battle north of Baghdad.

The leader, Mansour Abid Salim of the Taji Awakening Council, accused American troops of mistaking his men for militants. The U.S. military admitted killing 25 men, but said they were insurgents operating "in the target area" where al-Qaida was believed to be hiding.

The U.S. military investigated that incident, but the two versions of events were never reconciled.

A month later, the U.S. military said its forces accidentally killed two people during a raid in Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad, and that one of them was later revealed to be an awakening council member.

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The U.S. military admitted killing 25 men, but said they were insurgents operating "in the target area" where al-Qaida was believed to be hiding.

6 months later, AP will be running a similar story...

The U.S. military admitted killing 250,000 men, but said they were insurgents operating "in the target area" called Detroit where Homegrown al-Qaida was believed to be hiding.

How the f**k do they randomly bomb a "target area" where they "believe" a ghost enemy (that has never been defined) is "supposedly" hiding.

What the kind of nonsense is this. All of Iraq is a "target area."

We need to get the hell out of there.  we have already won, but now Rockefeller/Bush/Pelosi want us to lose.  Does the signing statement about taking over someone's property if they support us losing apply to Bush?  He is the only one guaranteeing a loss.
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Re: New strategy in Iraq, bomb all civilians
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 10:41:59 pm »
Mistaken U.S. air strike kills nine in Iraq
http://www.kansascity.com/news/world/story/474100.html
By GARRETT THEROLF and SAIF HAMEED
Los Angeles Times


BAGHDAD | Nine people were killed and four were injured in an errant U.S. air strike southeast of Baghdad, the military said Sunday.

One child was among the dead, and two children were among the injured, U.S. Army Maj. Brad Leighton said.

“We offer our condolences to the families of those who were killed in this incident,” Leighton said. “We mourn the loss of innocent life.”

The news came the same day the military announced that a U.S. soldier had been killed by a rocket-propelled grenade Jan. 31 in eastern Baghdad. The identity of the soldier was not released, pending notification of next of kin.

At least three members of a so-called concerned local citizens group, or CLC, were among the dead in the mistaken air strike, according to a U.S. military source. The citizens groups are mostly Sunni Arab security forces organized and paid by the U.S. military in hopes that many eventually will be integrated into the Shiite-dominated security forces.

The air strike comes at a time when CLC members, typically paid $10 a day, are coming under deadly attacks by al-Qaida in Iraq and other militants because of their affiliation with the United States. The volunteers have received significant praise for their role in the improved security in many areas of the country.

The air strike occurred late Saturday night when the military spotted what it thought to be a team of insurgents readying a roadside bomb in a rural area 25 miles southeast of Baghdad, the source said.

A U.S. aircraft bombed a house that the suspected al-Qaida in Iraq insurgents were thought to have entered. A ground search later revealed that the bomb site actually was a CLC checkpoint, and the guns they had been seen carrying were part of their authorized duties, the source said.

Mohammed Ghrairi, the CLC commander in the area, said a U.S. military colonel immediately visited him to issue an apology. The incident w
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Re: New strategy in Iraq ?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 02:48:25 pm »
Iraqi VP Al Maliki begs for Russian help to liberate country from ISIS.  Newsweek is no happy.  ::)

http://www.newsweek.com/us-ally-russia-military-support-oil-deals-nation-building-641846http://