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NEWS: Black Watch Baghdad Advance

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posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 06:09 AM
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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that the British Black Watch led Battle group is finally on the move towards Baghdad. The 850 strong battle group which consists of the Black Watch Regiment, Welsh Queen's Dragoon Guards and supporting vehicles is also being accompanied by 40 American Marines.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
British troops have begun pulling out of the southern Iraqi city of Basra in a move north to take over operations previously carried out by US forces.

An 850-strong battle group led by the 1st Battalion The Black Watch is moving into an area south of Baghdad seen as among the most hostile in the country.



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The move is heavily critised by many sides who believe the movement of British troops to support American troops is political and not tactical. The main reason for this is because of the proximity of the American election.

A survey in the Guardian newspaper found that the British public does not support the troop movement, with 61% of those surveyed opposing the move.


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posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 01:23 PM
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The Black watch troops have suffered they first lost after a warrior armoured vehicle overturned while protecting the convoy of vehicles on its way to their new base just seen this on channel 4 along with some other news. here's the bbc link



Black Watch soldier dies in crash

A Black Watch soldier has died and three were injured when their Warrior armoured vehicle overturned as the battalion made its way to its new base.
The accident happened in Iraq's North Babil province, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

British troops arrived at the new base south of Baghdad after being targeted by four bombs en route, the MoD said.

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[edit on 29/10/2004 by SE7EN]



 
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