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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Iraqi Sovereignty and Israeli Withdrawal from Gaza

Both sick jokes.
At least eight killed in Gaza
Israeli tanks and helicopters in the northern Gaza Strip opened fire on Palestinian snipers in an intense early morning battle Thursday that killed at least eight Palestinians, including a 35-year-old woman, and injured one Israeli soldier, according to an Israeli military spokeswoman and Palestinian security officials.
At Least 3 U.S. Soldiers, 1 Iraqi Guardsman Killed
Insurgents fired mortar rounds at a headquarters used by U.S. troops and Iraqi forces in the city of Samarra on Thursday, destroying the building and killing at least three U.S. soldiers, the U.S. military said.

An Iraqi guardsman was also killed and a fourth U.S. soldier was unaccounted for. Twenty other U.S. soldiers were wounded in the 10:30 a.m. attack, said Maj. Neal O'Brien, the spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division. U.S. troops secured the area around the collapsed building.

American soldiers responded to the attack 25 minutes later, after radar determined where the mortar rounds were fired from. Soldiers counter-fired four 120 mm mortars in response.
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Occupations suck. Always have, always will. The more powerful occupiers always claim that there are just a few "trouble makers," but no matter how how many they kill or torture there are always more. The brutal tactics of the occupiers guarantee it. The occupiers insist that they can't back down, that losing is not an option, until finally a few years and hundreds of thousands of deaths later the people back home get so sick of it that they finally back down and "lose," and everyone is finally better off.