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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 5/26/2003 6:28:54 AM EST
be able to ambush Us with out them. To those who think that way check this out. [url]http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=030526&cat=news&st=newsiraqusaambushdc[/url] Updated 10:15 AM ET May 26, 2003 BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded in central Iraq on Monday when Iraqi gunmen ambushed a U.S. military convoy, the U.S. military said. It was a rare U.S. fatality in action in Iraq since President Bush declared the end of major combat on May 1 -- three weeks after a U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein. The Central Command said in a statement that gunmen fired assault rifles, machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades at a convoy of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment convoy near the town of Haditha, 110 miles northwest of Baghdad. "The eight-vehicle convoy was conducting a resupply mission from Al Asad Air Base to Al Qaim (on the Syrian border) when it was attacked at about 6:15 a.m.," it said. The statement said attack helicopters and ground forces were immediately brought in to secure the area and seek out the attackers. It did not report any Iraqi casualties. The statement said the wounded soldier was evacuated by helicopter. The names of both soldiers were being withheld pending next-of-kin notification, it said. U.S. forces in Iraq have been attacked several times over the past weeks. An American soldier was shot dead at a bridge south of Baghdad earlier this month. But the attacks have been sporadic and largely ineffective, suggesting that no coordinated anti-American guerrilla campaign was under way. Its a war.....
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 6:52:31 AM EST
Presonally I always thought High Explosive was a very effective Weapon Of Mass Destrustion.
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