US Burns Down Iraqi Mosque
- Several killed in US strikes on Falluja:
The second strike flattened a house in al-Askari neighbourhood,
killing at least four members of an Iraqi family and injuring an
Iraqi mosque ablaze after US air strike:
US air strikes have set a mosque ablaze after Iraqi fighters and US
marines engaged in heavy clashes in its vicinity in the western town
Special forces sent to hunt down Bigley's killer :
AMERICA has transferred its ultra-secret Task Force 121 commando unit
from the hunt for Osama bin Laden to tracking down Abu Musab al
Zarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist thought responsible for the
beheading of British hostage Kenneth Bigley.
Americans' success in Najaf leaves them with £280m rebuilding bill:
"Even though we've destroyed their houses, the people are happy with
us," said Capt Batson.
Blair remark on Saddam is revealed :
Malaysia's former leader claimed yesterday that British Prime
Minister Tony Blair had told him that ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam
Hussein had to be removed from power because the US-led coalition was
unwilling to wait for him to die naturally.
Soldiers at Camp Eagle weary of Baghdad slum, Iraqis, mission:
"I used to want to be nice and friendly with the Iraqis. Now I don't
care. I'm all about getting home.
No U.S. help in sight:
Since May, Brig. Gen. Oscar B. Hilman, commander of the 81st Brigade
Combat Team, has requested 500 to 700 more soldiers. But he said the
request has been denied.
Wounded Marine feels cuts;
When Marine Lance Cpl. James Crosby was struck by enemy fire in Iraq
last winter, his war duty came to an end, and so did the income that
his family depended on.
Ex-DAFB commander says troops used as guinea pigs:
A former Dover Air Force Base commander says military officials used
his troops as guinea pigs in illegal medical experiments under the
government's controversial anthrax vaccination program.
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