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Iraq - Blast rocks Green Zone in central Baghdad
Reuters (excerpt) ^ | January 27, 2007

Posted on 01/27/2007 5:52:38 AM PST by HAL9000

Excerpt -

BAGHDAD, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A loud explosion rocked central Baghdad on Saturday, prompting sirens and loudspeaker warnings in the international Green Zone and sending up a large plume of white smoke inside the heavily fortified area.

Loudspeaker warnings urged people to take cover. "This is not a drill," the warning said.

Several people in the Green Zone said they had heard what may have been a mortar or rocket go past, but could not say where it landed.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; embassy; explosion; greenzone; iraq; usembassy

1 posted on 01/27/2007 5:52:39 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Was Nancy there?

2 posted on 01/27/2007 6:05:52 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

If she's here - she's invisible. We all felt the last rounds a little while ago.

Too bad she wasn't standing outside two days ago....a couple of big ones hit close by the palace. Nasty. Really made a huge blast(s). No one was smiling after that one.

We get hit all the time, however this seems to be on another level altogether.(larger munitions)


3 posted on 01/27/2007 6:39:43 AM PST by LFOD (IRAQ - Back in downtown Baghdad)
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Reuters -

Rocket blast shakes U.S. embassy in Iraq - witness

BAGHDAD, Jan 27 (Reuters) - A rocket was fired into the international Green Zone in Baghdad on Saturday and a witness said it appeared to have landed in the U.S. embassy grounds.

U.S. embassy spokesman Lou Fintor said a rocket landed in a sparsely populated area of the Green Zone and that two people were slightly wounded. He said he could not confirm that it landed within the U.S. embassy compound.

"The embassy is functioning normally," he said, adding that the two injured were not embassy staff.


4 posted on 01/27/2007 6:45:47 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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Oh yeah. I was over my the basketball courts and -- thump, whirrrrr, boom. Thursday was bad, too. I don't recall this much action since August.

5 posted on 01/27/2007 6:51:38 AM PST by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: HAL9000

Sounds a lot like the tactics used by Hezbollah.

6 posted on 01/27/2007 7:14:56 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: BroncosFan

I have some good photos from gives testament to Texas barriers.
Now T-walls are another matter. The second round completely took out two complete sections - I mean pulverized.

7 posted on 01/27/2007 8:00:05 AM PST by LFOD (IRAQ - Back in downtown Baghdad)
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