Skip to comments.More than 200 dead as battle rages in Baghdad ( Sadr City...)
Posted on 04/12/2008 4:49:18 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
THE toll from fierce fighting in Baghdads Sadr City has risen to at least 200 dead and more than 1,000 injured, according to doctors in the besieged suburb.
US and Iraqi troops killed at least 13 gunmen in heavy fighting there yesterday against the Mahdi Army loyal to the radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
The reports from Sadr City hospitals suggest far higher casualty figures than previously reported, although they cannot be independently verified. Dr Qassem Mudalal, the director of the Imam Ali hospital, said: There are 230 killed, I can confirm, in the hospitals of Sadr City. Ive been living in the hospital for two weeks.
I cant leave because of the siege and its too dangerous to be on the streets because of snipers and bombs.
He said most had died from shrapnel wounds. Other doctors claimed only a minority of the dead appeared to be militants.
The Iraqi government yesterday briefly lifted a blockade of the suburb, and allowed about 20 lorries loaded with food, blankets and medical supplies to enter the area.
An American convoy was struck by at least 10 roadside bombs while moving in to support Iraqi soldiers setting up a checkpoint in the west of the city, the US military reported.
There was no sign of a cessation of hostilities between al-Sadr and Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister. Children, women and old men have been injured and killed and there are no ambulances, said Um Ali, a housewife, by telephone from her home in Sadr City. The hospitals have no first-aid supplies and there are so few doctors.
Call me when Mookie is among the dead.
because they are being used to transport weapons.
Get ready for more “Valiant Sadr forces fight cowardly American and Iraqi army to standstill” articles.
Haven’t seen Allegra around; is she back in Htown?
I think Patreus should do what Clint Eatwood did in High Plains Drifter...Declare the whole place HELL and head out.
The MSM has been far more egregious than normal in misreporting these evnts. The SF Chronical reported a “shower of missiles” from the terrorists raining down onto the green Zone, with complete routing of the Iraqi forces, and then a cease fire called by Mookie. Utter nonsense, and completely irresponsibe reporting.
The fact is that Mookie issued the Hudna because his forces have had their asses kicked for over two weeks, and we said “no thanks” and kept attacking THEM. That's the way to win a war.
Any American dead or injured? I really don't give a f*** about how many ragheads die over there.
Better yet, we should get the hell out of their way, and let them blow each other to kingdom come. A million Iraqis of any type (Shia, Sunni, or Kurd) are not worth the life of a single American.
This whole article sounds like propaganda, especially since the “doctor” says most of the dead died from shrapnel wounds and only a minority were militants.
Take this one with a heavy dose of salt.
That's "Petraeus". And "Eastwood".
Declare the whole place HELL and head out.
So basically you don't know the names of the players and you advocate surrender.
You kind of suck, huh?
Is Allegra home ?
Excellent post but I thought I could make it a bit shorter as written from the view point of Fat Boy Sadr. "I am losing my ass. Can we have a cease fire? What do you mean no? I am losing my ass damn it! Please pick up the phone, we need to talk, please."
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