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.
She’s probably hung up in customs, where freeping is frowned upon. :)
Doesn’t seem like relieving Iran of the Mullahcracy will be as bloody as Iraq was.
We have set the banks againt them, which is the only thing they fear - kinks in the cash flow. They’ll take refuge on some Dubai island somewhere. Once they’re flushed out, the Iranian people most likely will keep them repelled as there is an amazing amount of capital waiting to gush into a free Iran.
I buy your estimates of hopefully near future events in this land. Not just from false hope but grounded on things we see coming to past. The peoples are fed up with these murders and dictators. They really boil down to that description without any defense. Nighty nite.
No . . . just our media and Congressional Democrats.
Allegra is traveling now.
She was in Kuwait yesterday awaiting a flight out.
Has there been a “Roll Call” for all deployed FReepers? It would be nice to account for ours, while observing proper COMSEC of course!
Sounds good to me.
They have a lot more work to do....
Thanks Ernest and george76.
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Posted on 04/12/2008 2:19:11 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
At least eight killed in Iran explosion
Reuters via National Post
Posted on 04/12/2008 12:08:02 PM PDT by maquiladora
whoops. That last one s/b:
Checking in from the USA. :-D
Left out of Kuwait late last night and got here today for an extended leave. This was planned LONG before Mookie started his cr@p again. I need a break before going back in.
I'm near Ft. Benning now, will turn in gear and stuff and then HOME to Houston. Yeeeeehaaaaa!
I’m very glad to hear from you! God bless you and welcome home.
Please check in!
She's Stateside now, in Georgia.
Presumably eating peaches.
Presumably eating peaches.
You know me better'n that. I'm about to consume copious amounts of beer with a couple of my battle/travel buddies.
Because we can. ;-)
Awaiting your return!
Glad yer back and safe!
Do peaches blow up as good as lemons?
There, now ya got a project to work on!