US air strike kills 40 in western Iraq

November 1st, 2005  
Team Infidel

Topic: US air strike kills 40 in western Iraq

BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- US aircraft struck a house near the Iraqi
border with Syria before dawn on Monday, killing 40 people and wounding 15
others, said reports reaching here from the border region.
"There were 40 people killed and some 15 others wounded in the air
strike that destroyed four houses in al-Baidha village. Rescuers are still
trying to remove bodies from the rubble," a hospital source in the nearby
town of Ubaidi was quoted as saying.
Most of the victims were women and children, added the source.
The US military confirmed the attack, but said that its aircraft used
precision-guided munitions to avoid civilian casualties in its attack on an
al-Qaida leader safe house close to al-Qaim town near the Syrian border.
Al-Qaim town and the villages nearby has been a scene of battles between
insurgents and US forces.
November 1st, 2005  
in other news, in an attempt to raise extra revenue, the US miltary is now offering cruise ships around the caribbean

November 2nd, 2005  
Collateral damage is becoming quite the norm for our US friends.
Shows that the fighting is getting pretty difficult with thte enemy hiding amongst the civilian population.
November 2nd, 2005  
Italian Guy
Originally Posted by Warwick
The enemy hiding amongst the civilian population.
=The essence of terrorism.
November 3rd, 2005  
Hence you just can't go around bombing everything in the hope of hitting one or two bad guys.
This is making the hearts and minds side of things slightly difficult!