posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 01:31 AM
As US troops continue to battle in the town of Najaf, they are increasingly coming under fire from snipers and the like. They however, continue to
operate under strict rules of engagement to try to avoid causing civilian casulties.
NAJAF, Iraq - The platoon leader's call came crackling over Charlie Company radios: "We're taking RPG fire, 800 meters! Small arms fire, 300
With night falling, the soldiers of the 1st Calvary Division were being attacked again by militants creeping tombstone by tombstone toward them in
Najaf's sprawling cemetery, a killing field neither side has managed to secure in more than a week of sporadic fighting.
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It really shows that the US forces are trying the their best to keep civilian casulties to a minimum and not damage mosques etc. Urban warfare is
difficult at best, but now they have to be extra careful. Having to secure a cemetery has to be the most difficult mission around. Add to that a rebel
group that has no qualms about killing civilians
[edit on 8-14-2004 by Valhall]