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November 16, 2004

"They're not doing combat operations any more."

Of course not. Fighting in Fallujah has been over for several days now. And Iraq has been at peace since W. Bush declared the war over on May 1st, 2003.

In the meantime, Reuters reports that so far, 38 US soldiers and 1000 insurgents have been killed in Fallujah. They don't report anything about non-insurgents though, nor anything about how those who pull the trigger decide whether the person is an insurgent rather than a non-insurgent.

Posted by Horst on November 16, 2004 10:22 AM to news of the world | Tell-a-friend
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vasili said on November 17, 2004 09:41 AM:

what's your problem? iraqi pm allawi already determined some days before the offensive that there won't be too many civilist victims.

Richard said on November 17, 2004 11:22 AM:

Yes, I hear they now have these special bullets that kill only insurgents and leave non-insurgents unharmed.

dieter said on November 18, 2004 09:46 AM:

I love the "too many", Vasili.

Robin Dorsty said on November 21, 2004 09:39 PM:

Yes, and they also always fail to identify the military dead as reservists when applicable, because if they always did, we would all realize with horror that at least fifty percent of the Americans over there at this point are NOT career (and thus highly trained) soldiers, but simply people who signed on for a couple of weekends of general training a month and are now doing jobs for which they have absolutely none.

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