Monthly Archives: February 2007

Another U.S. Military Assault on Media

BAGHDAD — Iraqi journalists are outraged over yet another U.S. military raid on the media. U.S. soldiers raided and ransacked the offices of the Iraq Syndicate of Journalists (ISJ) in central Baghdad Tuesday this week. Ten armed guards were arrested, and 10 computers and 15 small electricity generators kept for donation to families of killed […]

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Fallujans Defiant Amidst Chaos

FALLUJAH — Resistance attacks against U.S. forces have been continuing in Fallujah despite military onslaughts and strong security measures. Two U.S. military onslaughts in 2004 left the city in a shambles and displaced an estimated 250,000 of the 350,000 residents of the city.

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Now It Is Lack of Food Security

BAGHDAD — The lack of security in Iraq is leading now to a collapse in food supplies. “Look at us begging for food despite the fortunes we have,” 60-year-old Um Muthanna from Baghdad told IPS. Standing at a vegetable market in central Baghdad where vegetable supplies are not what they used to be, Um Mahmood […]

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More Troops, And More Violence

BAGHDAD — Violence and bombings have only increased after the proposed “surge” of 21,500 U.S. troops in Iraq. U.S. troops presence has averaged 142,000 soldiers a month since the occupation began nearly four years ago. Through this period, violence has increased against both them and the Iraqi civilian population.

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