They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Iraq: US airstrikes on Sadr City

The US military says 30 "terrorists" were killed in the strike on Sadr City, but families complained that women and children were among the dead, and angry mourners gathered to bury simple wooden caskets. Helicopters and war planes were called in after Iraqi and US ground troops arrested 12 members of a cell that American commanders believe brought weapons and explosives from Iran, and sent militants to Iran for training."The assault force and the overhead aerial support observed a vehicle and large group of armed men on foot attempting an assault on the ground forces," the military said in a statement. "Responding appropriately to the threat of the organised terrorist force, close air support was called and engaged the terrorist vehicle and organised terrorist force, killing an estimated 30 terrorists," it added. Link

BBC: In pictures: Anger at Sadr City raid