Sunday, June 25, 2006

Why dont they ever report on the areas that aren't under lock down?

State of emergency declared in Baghdad
The Iraqi government declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Friday after insurgents set up roadblocks in central Baghdad and fired on U.S. and Iraqi troops outside the heavily fortified Green Zone.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered everyone off the streets of the capital from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Iraqi and U.S. military forces clashed throughout the morning with attackers carrying rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and rifles in busy Haifa Street, which runs into the Green Zone, site of the U.S. and British embassies and the Iraqi government. Four Iraqi soldiers and three policemen were wounded, police Lt. Maitham Abdul Razzaq said. The area was sealed and Iraqi and U.S. forces conducted house-to-house searches. The fighting was unusual in its scope and intensity. There have, however, routinely been clashes along Haifa Street, making it so dangerous that a sign at one Green Zone exit checkpoint warns drivers against using it."

Via (yahoo news)

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