Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Snipers in a Trunk

This sounds remarkably similar to what two men did in Washington D.C. a few years ago: 'Two snipers were apprehended in Bab al-Sharqi. One of them is a Sudanese man, who would hit American soldiers from a slot he had opened in his garbage truck. The other apprehended sniper worked in a family partnership. He would hide in the trunk of his brother’s car using a handgun with a silencer to snipe at Iraqi police while his brother drove through crowded areas.

National Guard 1, Mahdi Army 0

In Sadr City, an altercation involving a member of the Mahdi Army and an Iraqi National Guard officer didn’t turn out well for the militia. The Mahdi Army member confronted the officers at a National Guard checkpoint, telling them that the neighborhood didn't want any protection from the Guard. A National Guard officer told the Mahdi Army man that they would remove the checkpoint if the people of the area didn’t want them there. The people who had gathered around the checkpoint grew angry with that idea, telling the Mahdi Army man in harsh language to keep quiet, and apologizing to the officer. The checkpoint stayed in place.

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