Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Did UK soldiers 'storm' Basra prison

British forces have rescued two UK servicemen who were arrested by Iraqi police in the southern city of Basra. Official Iraqi sources say British tanks stormed the city's jail, but the Ministry of Defence says the men's release was negotiated. Basra governor Mohammed al-Waili said it was a "barbaric act of aggression". The arrests sparked clashes in which UK tanks came under attack. Two civilians were reportedly killed and three UK soldiers were injured.
MoD officials insist they have been talking to the Iraqi authorities to secure the release of the men - who were reported to be working undercover.

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2 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

I just posted on this too H, but from a different slant.

This thing sounds like something from our Wild Wild West, no?

September 20, 2005 1:55 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

Wild Wild West? As if you could characterize a war in another country as the Wild Wild West... Whatever Gump!

This was bound to happen. Now we are saying the Iraqi police have no authority. Well at least none when it comes to enforcement regarding US/UK soldiers. It's no surprise either.

-Hype

September 20, 2005 4:42 pm  

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