Violence Sweeps Iraq, U.S. Gunship Fires on Crowd

Posted by: TheGreatDivide

Violence Sweeps Iraq, U.S. Gunship Fires on Crowd - 09/12/04 10:38 PM

Wake up and smell the burning oil.<br>Suddenly someday when a draft is started maybe then the 'civilized' parents of this stolen land called 'Merrica' will take to the streets and destroy this system that is faulty and fractured.<br>==============<br>BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. helicopter gunship fired at Iraqis milling around a burning U.S. vehicle in a Baghdad street on Sunday, one of Iraq's bloodiest days for weeks in which at least 110 people died in clashes around the country.<br><br>The Health Ministry said the worst casualties were in Baghdad, where 37 were killed, and in Tal Afar near the Syrian border where 51 people died.<br><br>U.S. troops mounted a major offensive on Thursday in Tal Afar, a suspected haven for foreign fighters about 60 miles from Syria, but the military gave no immediate explanation for the steep rise in the death toll on Sunday.<br><br>[color:red]In Baghdad, witnesses and officials said 13 people died and 61 were wounded during fierce battles in the area where the gunship fired.<br><br>The city also suffered at least seven car bombs and various outbreaks of violence, and insurgents fired a dozen mortar bombs or rockets around the U.S.-occupied Green Zone compound.</font color=red><br><br>It was one of the heaviest barrages in the capital in months. "We've seen a tremendous increase in the number of attacks," Brigadier General Erv Lessel, a U.S. military spokesman, told Reuters.<br><br>South of Baghdad, three Polish soldiers were killed and three wounded when they were attacked near Hilla.<br><br>In rebel-occupied Ramadi, west of Baghdad, U.S. tanks and helicopters fired on a residential district, killing 10 Iraqis, including women and children, a doctor said. The U.S. military had no immediate comment.<br><br>The surge in violence coincided with new American offensives to retake insurgent-held areas before elections due in January<br>==============<br>[color:red]WOW LOOK AT THOSE TAX DOLLARS WASTED BY SOME MILITARY MACHINE CORPORATION OUTTA CHINACHENEY GO!</font color=red><br><br>A U.S. Bradley armored vehicle burns in street following heavy clashes in the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, September 12, 2004. Strong explosions shook central Baghdad at dawn and heavy fighting erupted in a street notorious as a rebel stronghold, in violence that killed at least 22 Iraqis, the U.S. army and witnesses said. Photo by Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters<br><br>Can we impeach now?<br><br>May Earth have mercy on humankind's soul.<br><br><br><br>[color:red]!sevaS trA</font color=red>