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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

U.S. Marines of the 1st Division

U.S. Marines of the 1st Division advance further into the western part of Fallujah, Iraq , in this Nov. 14, 2004 file photo. Fallujah has been described as a den of foreign terrorists, but the top commanders of the city Omar Hadid and Abdullah al-Janabi were both natives of the community and now on the run from American forces. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File) Yahoo! News - World Photos - AP

A US Marine takes position in the restive city of Fallujah

A US Marine takes position in the restive city of Fallujah, 50 kms west of Baghdad. A massive operation launched by US-led forces south of Baghdad will close in on the so-called 'death triangle', one of the worst remaining no-go zones in Iraq (news - web sites) after Fallujah was retaken, the US military said.(AFP/Mehdi Fedouach) Yahoo! News - Mideast Photos - AFP

Iraq War News

Enemy Reports Chemical Warfare Raging in Iraq!: "

To let TCP readers know what drivel is being fed to Iraqis and others in the Arab World, here’s an article from Canada - Jihad Unspun (which according to Google is a News Source).

JUS[JihadUnSpun] has learned that Resistance fighters took revenge for their fellow citizens of Fallujah early Sunday morning by hitting the American Al-Bakr base in Balad with 4 rockets carrying chemical warheads.

Sources inside the base confirmed the presence of a white substance after the explosions of the rockets which came at the time when a large contingency of American soldiers were preparing to leave for Mosul. Approximately 2500 American soldiers occupy this base, which plays a pivotal role in providing logistics and personnel support to American occupation forces in the northern, north eastern and north western zones of Iraq.

According to this inside source, 270 Americans were killed in the attack. Black Hawk and Chinook aircraft took over 3 hours to evacuate the dead and the wounded. The Americans have cordoned off the area with red tape and started to spray a liquid over the chemical substance to neutralize it. The specific chemical used is not yet known however the damage is said to have extended to surrounding trees, which were either burnt or wilted.

This attack came as a response to the American chemical attack on Fallujah a few days ago. At press time, there is not one word in mainstream press about this large scale attack. Curiously, a quick search on Google netted virtually no information at all on the Iraq war – a war that is taking American lives daily.

There you go. Mainstream Media isn’t reporting the dastardly use of US chemical weapons in Fallujah, either. Not even CBS.

(Enemy Bluster)

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US, Iraqis in Major Operation SW of Baghdad: "

Updating a previous post, from Reuters via the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) :

Thousands of US and Iraqi troops and police commandos have swept through a cluster of lawless towns south-west of Baghdad in a new offensive against Sunni Muslim insurgents.

The raids by 5,000 American, Iraqi and some British troops in what has become known as the “triangle of death” come two weeks after US-led forces stormed the western Sunni city of Fallujah and routed rebels there.

The US military says Operation Plymouth Rock began in the town of Jabala but is planned to reach across the Sunni area south-west of Baghdad, where rebels have banished police and rule the streets.

Guerrilla and bandit attacks in the area, which straddles major highways between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, have threatened to cut Iraq in half by making travel between Baghdad and the Shiite Muslim south dangerous.

“The latest offensive … follows the swift seizure of the restive city of Fallujah, where terrorists and insurgents suffered significant losses and the elimination of a key sanctuary,” the US marines said in a statement.

“The joint Iraqi-US force captured 32 suspected insurgents, including a number of high-interest individuals, in a series of early morning raids.”

The US military says it is trying to cut the lines of communication between rebels in the western Fallujah area, Baghdad and the province of Babylon, south-west of the capital.


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