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Originally posted by Zaphod58
Of course it wouldn't. They were on an approved operation from their superiors. There's another thread about this with all the latest information already. They WERE working undercover, and their release was negotiated.
The Associated Press
Sep. 19, 2005 - In a major show of force, British soldiers used tanks to break down the walls of the central jail in this southern city late Monday and freed two Britons, allegedly undercover commandos, who had been arrested on charges of shooting two Iraqi policemen.
About 150 Iraqi prisoners also fled as British commandos stormed inside and rescued their comrades, said Aquil Jabbar, an Iraqi television cameraman who lives across the street from the jail. Earlier Monday, demonstrators hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at British tanks, and at least four people were killed.
The fighting in the oil city of Basra, 340 miles south of the capital, erupted after British armor encircled the jail where the two Britons were being held. During the melee one British soldier could be seen in a photograph scrambling for his life from a burning tank and the rock-throwing mob.
Arab satellite television stations showed pictures of two Western men sitting on the floor of the jail building with their hands tied behind their backs.
Originally posted by QuietSoul
Let me try and get this straight..
In Iraq, these british soldiers had a car full of explosives, shot and killed 2 police officers, and then the british army comes in and quite literally blows them out of jail?
This is sick.
Originally posted by Mudja
Britain wants out
Originally posted by SkyFox2..........
I think there’s more to the story and that something’s being overlooked. If not, then in time that’s how it’ll appear, when cover-ups are in place. A nation which isn’t involved in this conflict or the UN itself should send troops over there just to monitor what allied forces are doing, and making sure there’s not some crazy BS going on behind the scenes. Considering reports such as this one, I think there’s good reason to suspect something’s wrong, and to go ahead and do that.
British troops arrested in Basra
Two British soldiers have been arrested in the southern Iraq city of Basra, sparking clashes outside a police station where they are being held.
The men, said to have been under cover, reportedly exchanged fire with police after failing to stop at a checkpoint.
Two British tanks, sent to the police station where the soldiers are being held, were set alight in clashes.
Three UK servicemen were injured during the day, but the MoD would not say if they were caught in the firebombing.
TV pictures show soldiers in combat gear, jumping from one of the flaming tanks and making their escape.
British officials would not say if the two men were working under cover
Local council spokesman Nadhim al Jabari said two civilians were killed in the clashes.
Up to 15 civilians were also reported injured in the demonstrations.
Tensions have been running high in the city since the arrest of a senior figure in the Shia Mehdi Army by UK troops.......