Wednesday, August 31, 2005

US bombs western Iraq in anti-terror strikes

US forces said they had killed a known al-Qaeda militant in western Iraq overnight in air strikes which a hospital official said had killed 47 people.US warplanes launched three waves of strikes near the town of Qaim, on the Syrian border, in a remote area Washington has long said is a route into Iraq for foreign Islamist fighters allied to the insurgency among Iraq's Sunni Arab minority.
"Intelligence leads Coalition forces to believe that Abu Islam and several of his associates were killed in the air strike," a US military spokeswoman said in Baghdad.
A hospital official in Qaim, Mohammed al-Aani, said 35 people had died in a strike on one house and another 12 in a second house.
It was not immediately clear how many of the 47 might have been militants

3 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

Boo-Yaa!

Bout time we hit the borders and got some of the root cause

August 31, 2005 3:30 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

you know me G , if it has killed extremists , then ok , with ya , if it has killed innocents , then , hmmm

it depends on the "facts" , so i will wait and see , and praise what should be praised and condem what should be condemed

it is too early to tell

August 31, 2005 3:40 am  
Anonymous Clayton Engels said...

Ah, nice.

December 08, 2005 7:20 pm  

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