Monday, September 19, 2005

The civil war you have, not the civil war you wish to have

WTF is going on in Iraq?

UK soldiers 'storm' Basra prison
British forces have rescued two UK servicemen who were arrested by Iraqi police in the southern city of Basra.

Official Iraqi sources say British tanks stormed the city's jail, but the Ministry of Defence says the men's release was negotiated.

Basra governor Mohammed al-Waili said it was a "barbaric act of aggression".

The arrests sparked clashes in which UK tanks came under attack. Two civilians were reportedly killed and three UK soldiers were injured.


Special award for understatement to the BBC. The caption on the photo above is "Some soldiers were forced to flee after their tanks caught fire"
No foolin'?

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