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Insurgents Rule Sunni Citadel Under US Noses

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posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 12:08 AM
Haditha, a farming town of 90,000 people a three-hour drive north from Baghdad, is an insurgent citadel. The Guardian gained a rare three-day access to the town last week and found some disturbing facts. The town is totally ruled and controlled by insurgents.

The Guardian: Under US noses, brutal insurgents rule Sunni citadel

August 22, 2005

Guardian gains rare access to Iraqi town and finds it fully in control of 'mujahideen'

A three-day visit by a reporter working for the Guardian last week established what neither the Iraqi government nor the US military has admitted: Haditha, a farming town of 90,000 people by the Euphrates river, is an insurgent citadel.

That Islamist guerrillas were active in the area was no secret but only now has the extent of their control been revealed. They are the sole authority, running the town's security, administration and communications.

A three-hour drive north from Baghdad, under the nose of an American base, it is a miniature Taliban-like state. Insurgents decide who lives and dies, which salaries get paid, what people wear, what they watch and listen to.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This must be known by the coalition forces. They seem unable do anything about it and they donĀ“t want us to know, or at least they have kept it quiet. I wonder if this is the only town ruled by insurgents...

posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 12:15 AM
Sounds like it's another Fallujah, and needs to be treated in a similar fashion...

BTW--I have to add that "insurgent citadel" to "terrorist utopia" in my personal dictionary of terrorism, it's

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