Skip to comments.Terrorists Use Children as Shields; Child Dies in Firefight (AAAARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!)
Posted on 09/21/2005 4:28:33 PM PDT by SandRat
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2005 One child was killed and another was injured when terrorists used them as human shields during coalition forces raids of three terrorist safe houses Sept. 20 in Mosul, Iraq's third largest city, officials in Baghdad reported today. Based on tips from concerned citizens and multiple intelligence sources, coalition forces raided two suspected safe houses to capture known terrorists operating in Mosul. The terrorists were believed to have senior al Qaeda connections in the city and northern Iraq, officials said.
When coalition forces entered the first terrorist safe house, three terrorists attacked with small-arms fire. Coalition forces returned fire, killing two terrorists and wounding another.
During the firefight, one of the terrorists used a small child to shield himself as he fired on coalition forces. The child was slightly wounded during the exchange of gunfire. The child and wounded terrorist were evacuated and are being treated at a local field hospital. Both are expected to recover from their wounds, officials noted.
Coalition forces then moved to a second suspected terrorist safe house, where they were again met with small-arms fire. They killed one terrorist, and several other terrorists fled the safe house into a third house nearby, where coalition forces killed four more terrorists, officials reported.
The coalition forces did not see one of the terrorists pick up a small child as he was fleeing the second safe house. During the firefight, the hostage-holding terrorist was shot. The same bullet that killed him also killed the child as it exited the terrorist's body, officials said.
Weapons, ammunition, grenades and rocket-propelled-grenade rounds were found in the second terrorist safe house, as well as in a vehicle that was parked outside. Coalition forces consolidated everything in the vehicle and destroyed it and its contents before leaving the site, officials noted. In other news from Iraq, Task Force Liberty soldiers discovered several weapons caches while conducting operations in rural fields and ruins on the outskirts of Kirkuk today.
The unit found 18 mortar and artillery rounds, a rocket-propelled grenade, rocket-propelled-grenade propellant, a hand grenade and fuses. Explosives ordnance personnel destroyed the sites. Iraqi forces from the 1st Battalion, 1st Public Order Brigade, and coalition troops discovered a cache of bomb-making material and detained a man during a presence patrol Sept. 19 in central Fallujah.
The cache included nine hand grenades, six mortar increments, one hand-held radio, an anti-tank round, a 6-inch block of TNT, two large fireworks and various fuses, blasting caps, electrical components and timers. The suspect is being held pending further investigation.
In the air war over Iraq, coalition aircraft flew 46 close-air-support and armed-reconnaissance sorties in support of ground troops Sept. 20. These missions included infrastructure protection, reconstruction activities, and operations to deter and disrupt terrorist activities. Coalition aircraft also supported Iraqi and coalition ground forces operations to create a secure environment for ongoing Transitional National Assembly meetings, officials said.
U.S. Air Force F-16s and U.S. Navy F/A-18s provided close air support to coalition troops near Mansiyah, Suwayrah and Ash Shargat.
Twelve Air Force and Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft flew missions in support of operations in Iraq. Air Force fighter aircraft also performed in a nontraditional ISR role with their electro-optical and infrared sensors.
(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq, Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq and U.S. Central Command Air Forces Forward news releases.)
This makes me sooooooo angry!!!!!
Cindy She***** this is why we're there!
This just proves that Allah is from the Devil!
Muslim is not a peaceful religion.
"The coalition forces did not see one of the terrorists pick up a small child as he was fleeing the second safe house."
Anyone who would hide behind a child in a gun battle is a COWARD!
They were doing it on the overpasses during the Thunder Run into Baghdad, too. I think of this when I hear someone bleating about the Marquis of Queensbury Rules at Abu Ghraib.
Prayers for the children and their families.
Saudi Government Official on Iqra TV: All Muslims Must Support Jihad - Send Money to the Saudi Committee for Support of the Al-Quds Intifada, Account No.98
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An August 29, 2005 program on Saudi Iqra TV was devoted to supporting Jihad in Palestine. The program host began by telling all Saudis that they must donate and explained how to do so.
A caption then appeared on the screen: "Saudi Committee for Support of the Al-Quds Intifada, Account No. 98, a joint account at all Saudi banks." A moderator stated that "Jihad is the pinnacle of Islam" and explained that the funds would go directly to those waging Jihad, where it would "help them carry out this mission."
Do American Saudis come under this edict or feel they should?
I would have no problem with the Jihadists- if they fought as men. You want to bring your army and challenge our army for control of the world? Cool. Bring it on!
When they fight as cowardly jackals, sneaking like bandits, and making war on innocent MUSLIM women and children, they should be hunted down and shot like the dogs they are. They are without honor. They call themselves soldiers of Allah, but they do the work of Shaithen.
Those animals are beyond sick! I am even angry that we are taking care of the terrorist that was wounded!
Cindy--she doesn't deserve the proud brave young man she gave birth to but was no Mom to!
I'm glad we have the Armed Forces Press Service, or we would never read stories like this. A decent newspaper would put this story on the front page. We shall see.
And to Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, and Code Pink: I hope you choke on your words.
After the mandatory therapy this soldier needs more target practice or rotation. Terrorist scum should not be using up our medical resources. The front line don't know anything. Double tap and move on.
These are Michael Moore's idea of freedom fighters.
The cynic in me suspects the following headline more likely:
U.S. Soldiers Kill One Child, Wound Another
"Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the Dogs of War."
The Romans used to know how to deal with "insurgents."
If I recall my history correctly, "Havoc" to a Roman soldier meant "Take no prisoners and destroy everything."
Since the Romans were very fond of loot, and POWs went on the block at the slave market, this was not something they did lightly.
And the Dogs of War were named Fire, Sword and Famine.
When it comes to Terrorists, I say no prisoners, and 'let the dogs out!'
"The child and wounded terrorist were evacuated and are being treated at a local field hospital. Both are expected to recover from their wounds"
and this terr should be tied up between two posts in the nearest public square and slowly flayed alive with a very sharp very small knife.
We need to start playing terrifyingly tough with these types.
You give these Arab inbreds too much credit ... even the cowardly jackal instinctively protects his young. Only inbred Arabs use their young as shields. Allah Akbar.
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