There was a signoff and a handover. Looks like the Iraquis dropped the ball on this one.
Several Iraqi soldiers, apparently unarmed, did not seem to make any effort to stop the looting.
Shortly after the troops pulled out, Iraqi police managed to disperse looters by firing warning shots into the air, said Dhaffar Jabbar, spokesman for the Maysan provincial governor's office.
They should have tried firing warning shots into the looters.
posted on 08/25/2006 12:18:55 PM PDT
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