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October 24, 2007

US air raid kills Iraqi civilians

Filed under: Uncategorized — barabie @ 6:40 pm

Police and residents said the group of men attacked by the helicopter were three farmers who had left their homes at 4.30am to irrigate their fields. Two were killed in the initial air attack and the survivor ran back to his home, where other residents then gathered, said Abdul al-Rahman Iyadeh, a relative of the victims. The second air strike destroyed the house, killing 14 people, he said.

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    Sharp drop seen in US deaths in Iraq

    October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths and Americans commanders say they know why: the U.S. troop increase and an Iraqi groundswell against al-Qaida and Shiite militia extremists.
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    Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch points to what the military calls “Concerned Citizens” — both Shiites and Sunnis who have joined the American fight. He says he’s signed up 20,000 of them in the past four months.

    “I’ve never been more optimistic than I am right now with the progress we’ve made in Iraq. The only people who are going to win this counterinsurgency project are the people of Iraq. We’ve said that all along. And now they’re coming forward in masses,” Lynch said in a recent interview at a U.S. base deep in hostile territory south of Baghdad. Outgoing artillery thundered as he spoke…

    Comment by CAT — October 24, 2007 @ 6:53 pm


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