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Another G.I. Killed in Iraq

by peace dove Saturday, Jun. 28, 2003 at 2:02 PM

If you haven't seen the classic film, "Battle of Algiers"... then go rent it. It's about the Algerian struggle to free themselves of French colonial rule. In the film there's a scene that is remarkably like the following report from Baghdad. Every day occupation troops are being shot and killed in Iraq.... welcome to Algeria... welcome to Vietnam.

U.S. Soldier Shot Shopping in Baghdad-Witnesses

Fri June 27, 2003

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was shot in the head while buying digital video discs at a shop in Baghdad on Friday, the shop owner and other witnesses said.

The U.S. military had no immediate comment on the report. It was not clear from witness accounts whether his wound was fatal.

The shop owner, who refused to give his name, said the soldier had come into the DVD shop in the Kazimiyah neighborhood in the northwest of the city at around 11 a.m. and picked up two discs.

"He took out dollars from his pocket and as I looked at the money I heard a bang. He froze and then fell backwards," the owner told Reuters Television. "Two other soldiers came in, picked him up and took him away."

Other witnesses corroborated the owner's version. One said he saw a young man shooting the soldier at close quarters in the lower head.

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a spate of attacks on Thursday as armed resistance to American and British military occupation appeared to be rising.

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Another young person killed Meyer London Saturday, Jun. 28, 2003 at 3:14 PM
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