I also hear the US is planning to impose an income tax, as soon as it manages to disarm all the shopkeepers who are defending the stores against US- backed looters.]
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US troops kill merchant defending shop against looters
Fri Apr 11,11:52 AM ET
BAGHDAD (AFP) - US soldiers shot and killed a Baghdad shopkeeper who was defending his shop with a Kalashnikov assault rifle against looters, neighbours told an AFP photographer.
The merchant pulled his rifle on the thieves when they began sacking the shop, neighbours said.
When US soldiers approached the area, the looters told them that the shopkeeper was a member of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s Fedayeen paramilitary force.
The American troops opened fire with heavy machine guns, killing the man, the neighbors said.
The photographer saw the covered body of Mohammad al-Barheini, 25, lying on a shelf of his shop, his head in a bag, on the Al-Rashid commercial street in the capital.