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Iraqi Irregulars are halting US advance in Nassiriya: "Siginficant Casualites"

They gave no details but a CNN television correspondent at Nassiriya quoted eyewitnesses in the battle as saying they had seen at least 10 American bodies around an amphibious assault vehicle that had been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
NEAR NASSIRIYA (Reuters) - U.S. Marines battled Iraqi guerrillas for control of the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya on Sunday, taking "significant" casualties in a fight to open a route north to Baghdad, U.S. officers said.


They gave no details but a CNN television correspondent at Nassiriya quoted eyewitnesses in the battle as saying they had seen at least 10 American bodies around an amphibious assault vehicle that had been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

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Al-Jazeera (arab tv shows prisoners of war) 23.Mar.2003 09:00

christine novak

i went to the aljazeera which is the only arabic news in the middle east showing coverage 24 hours.
NPR was saying that they were showing American soldiers on Iraq tv. Through this website you can actually watch it live. And they showed AMerican soldiers on the floor, some bloody. THe picture was a bit blurry on my computer. But then they started to ask the soldiers their name and why the came to Iraq. All of them said because they were following orders. At first I was ok when they were asking this guy from kansas. But then i started to cry when the next soldier that they asked their name was a woman. A black woman. Tears just stated flowing and I immediately thought of rape and it just frightened me more than seeing male soldiers. I am angry at Bush for doing this. This is his doing whih could have been done in a different way.I would check out this aljazeera news because they are showing many real images that U.S media is not. Also they showed a little boy with his skull blown up. this picture is horrifying and very sad and hard to grasp.
you can see it at  http://www.allied-media.com/aljazeera/index.htm


THANK YOU, CHRISTINE! 23.Mar.2003 09:24

M. Foucault

I too cried when I read your post.

Great to know this source of war news available. The U.S. media is mostly bought off by corporate payola, cowardly and censored. A few of them are acctually in favor of the Nazi take over, or at least slide to fascism, of the U.S. government.`