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WAR: Discovery of Suicide Bomb Belts Raises Concern in Fallujah

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posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 09:12 AM
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Another scary turn of events U.S. troops found U.S. military uniforms and suicide bomb belts during a search in a house in Fallujah. The method of suicide bombings has not been employed by the Iraqi Resistance as yet, but with the guerilla warfare being already used, such as suicide car bombings, it is not surprising to see this method being considered. The possible attempt to use such suicide bomb belts by two Iraqi men, who were shot by U.S. troops last week, led to the investigation of the house. The alarming fact that they had access to U.S. issued uniforms, means they could potentially get too close to our soldiers.
 

Discovery of Suicide Bomb Belts in Fallujah Raises Concern of New Insurgent Tactic
Marines on Sunday examined a house that was discovered three days earlier where two such belts were found. The new search revealed three more belts and a carton with "82nd Airborne" stamped on the top that was full of U.S. Army-issued desert fatigues, said Lt. Col. Brennan Byrne, commander of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.

A search of the house also found sacks full of chemical-coated rocks, leather belts stuffed with explosive putty, boxes of batteries with wires taped to them, and bomb-making instructions, The Washington Post reported Monday.

Islamic books, pamphlets, tapes and farewell letters in Arabic also found suggested that some of the men were not Iraqis, but foreign Sunni Muslims who came here to fight in a holy war, the newspaper said.


[Edited on 4-12-2004 by worldwatcher]




posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
The new search revealed three more belts and a carton with "82nd Airborne" stamped on the top that was full of U.S. Army-issued desert fatigues, said Lt. Col. Brennan Byrne, commander of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
[Edited on 4-12-2004 by worldwatcher]


Strange that a neswpaper mentions this though not MSNBC
www.msnbc.msn.com...
or CNN. You would think that people would be curious how a box of US issued fatigues, ends up on the other side.
Sure they could have had them for a while (Desert Storm) but I think these are new, and if so, how did they get there? That would mean that there is a security risk somewhere. Not good news.......



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 12:19 PM
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Oh my gersh!

This is a VERY scary combination of items to find together. BUT, they were found. Let's hope this finding severely crippled the plan.



posted on Apr, 12 2004 @ 12:31 PM
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Hamas called for suicide bombings before the invasion began.

news.bbc.co.uk...

I'm pretty sure that I read an article in which the US found uniforms and bomb belts in a school whilst the invasion was going on.

Edit: Found a link that mentions the explosives:

archives.tcm.ie...

Here's a link regarding uniforms.

www.foxnews.com...



[Edited on 12-4-2004 by Leveller]




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