Friday, September 23, 2005

Another Basra?

According to this report, there have been some problems in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, where today US forces killed two police officers and a deputy mayor.

If this story is accurate (I don't know how reliable China View, aka, is), then this is very disturbing. Either US forces are out of control in this town, or else at least some of the people running it are part of the insurgency. In any case, this is unlikely to help coalition/Iraqi relations to any great extent. Dhuluiyah, presuming it is the same as Ad Duluiyah, is a a town of 50,000 people, about 1/8 the size of Basra; so this incident, while not terribly huge, is still fairly significant.

More on this as it develops.

Thanx and a tip o' the hat to

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