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    Frontlines The newspaper of the Left http://www.sf-frontlines.com Iraq: Contradictory reports from Najaf, both rebels and US
    Message 1 of 1 , May 6, 2004
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      Frontlines

      The newspaper of the Left

      http://www.sf-frontlines.com

       

      Iraq: Contradictory reports from Najaf, both rebels and US claim gains

       

      U.S. Tanks Sweeps into Holy Cities, Takes over Government's building without encountering resistance, only to found themselves under heavy mortar and rocket fire

      By Frontlines with material from agencies

       

      NAJAF, Iraq - Contradictory reports from the battleground seemed to indicate US troops were allowed to take Karbala and the center of Najaf without a fight, only to find themselves surrounded by insurgents who are firing at them from rooftops, windows and alleys.

       

      U.S. tanks swept into Iraq's holy cities of Najaf and Kerbala Thursday, pounding buildings and alleged insurgents' positions. The US Command reported killing dozens of fighters loyal to Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

       

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