Saturday, June 14, 2003

war blog iraq war updates
UNICEF wary of post-war child trafficking in Iraq: "Noting a flurry of news reports indicating an increase in the number of children on the streets in Baghdad, UNICEF says the situation is ripe for exploitation of children. UNICEF warns that while street children are a concern in Iraq, there is no overnight solution."

In Electronic Iraq

Congressman: Ambushed troops misdirected: "An Army maintenance unit that lost 11 soldiers and had several taken prisoner in an ambush in Iraq was sent in the wrong direction by other American soldiers as they sped to catch up to their convoy, a Texas congressman said Friday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Coalition soldier found dead in Iraq lake: "A coalition soldier was found dead in a lake at a military compound near the town of Fallujah Friday, the U.S. military said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Meet 'The Family' -- Interview with a writer who went undercover among America's powerful secret Christian fellowship (13 June 03) in Radio Free USA

Japan to send troops: "Defying the pacifist nature of their Constitution, which prohibits the use of force to solve disputes and limits military activity to purely self-defense purposes, Japan's Cabinet backed a bill to send forces to Iraq to aid in reconstruction and in the disposal of weapons of mass destruction."

In Alternet: War On Iraq

Powell asks Syria to clamp down on terror: "Secretary of State Colin Powell asked Syria on Friday to help stem terrorism in the Middle East."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Hamas member dies in Gaza missile attack: "Despite appeals to break a cycle of attack and counterattack, Israel broadened its campaign against Palestinian militants Friday, saying it will go after political as well as military leaders who target Israel with terrorism."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

Tense calm blankets Tehran after protests: "Hundreds of police locked down the Iranian capital on Friday, following three nights of wild protests and clashes between pro-democracy supporters and militants aligned with Iran's hard-line regime."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq

U.S. troops repel Iraqi attack on tanks: "U.S. troops in Apache helicopters and Bradley armored vehicles fought Iraqi attackers Friday after Iraqis hiding in a thicket of reeds rushed a U.S. tank patrol."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


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