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WAR: Two Insurgent Attacks in Iraq Kill Four

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posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 01:04 AM

Two seprate attacks were carried out over the weekend against the U.S. military. The first was a rocket attack in western Iraq that occurred Saturday evening near the city of Fallujah. The second was directed at the coalition headquarters, known as The Green Zone, in the capitol city of Baghdad.


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents fired a rocket at U.S. troops in western Iraq, killing two soldiers, while in Baghdad, rockets fired toward the U.S.-led coalition headquarters Sunday killed two Iraqi civilians and injured an American soldier.

The attacks came a day after the first anniversary of the start of the war that ousted Saddam Hussein.

A 1st Infantry Division soldier was also killed Sunday in an apparent accident during a weapons firing exercise in Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, Army spokeswoman Maj. Debra Stewart said. The incident was under investigation.

As expected, Anti-US insurgents attacked coalition targets one year after the start of the second Gulf War. The attack is being cosidered by some as an act of terrorism. "This is a terrorist act. There are no military targets in Mansour," said Raed Abdul Saheb, a doctor at the hospital. Masour is an upscale neighborhood outside of the Green Zone, where two of the rockets landed, killing two Iraqi civilians and wounding five.

Since the ouster of President Sadamm Hussein, attacks on coalition targets have been a common thing. With the possibilty of The United Nations coming back into Iraq, these attacks could subside a great deal, however Sadamm loyalists will not give up their fight.

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[Edited on 21-3-2004 by TrickmastertricK]

posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 01:13 AM
eh, they weren't huge...

sounded like mortars, i actually heard the tubes.

no alarms yet.


posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 01:16 AM
Actually there is Breaking News popping up all over the place.

Two US soldiers have been killed in a rocket attack near the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

Meanwhile two loud blasts were heard in Baghdad's "Green Zone" - the compound where the US-led administration in Iraq is based

posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 10:14 AM
Taking a look at Baghdad-Cam, it appears that power is out in the shot, 11:15 am (GMT -5). The square and some buildings in the frame are normally lit at night. Lights can be seen in the distance as well as the headlamps of automobiles. No traffic is going around the square either.

Lights are back on and traffic is again moving around the area. 14:35 (GMT-5)

[Edited on 21-3-2004 by Spectre]

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