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Sunday, May 13, 2007

it's rather pointless of me to

talk about the horrors of war

when the horrors of war happen:

5 Die in Ambush of U.S. Patrol in Iraq
Massive Search Launched for 3 Missing After 'Coordinated' Attack

(it's NOT pointless for me to say BRING OUR MEN AND WOMEN HOME NOW, though)

By Sudarsan Raghavan and Joshua Partlow Washington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, May 13, 2007; Page A01
BAGHDAD, May 13 -- A massive aerial and ground manhunt involving hundreds of American and Iraqi troops was underway Saturday for U.S. soldiers missing after an organized assault on a military patrol south of Baghdad. The convoy was carrying seven U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi army interpreter, and the attack left five dead and three missing.
The pre-dawn attack occurred 12 miles west of Mahmudiyah, a volatile city nestled between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers within a rural region dubbed the Triangle of Death. It is known to be infiltrated by
al-Qaeda fighters and other Sunni insurgent groups. As of early Sunday, no group had asserted responsibility for the attack, U.S. military officials said....................

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