For Sears, 4/19
of a new 9/11
a spring day in 2004, two linked events made news.
The first was spectacular and horrifying. The second was surprising,
irritating to some --and ominous to others.
Both happened exactly 911 days after the 9/11 attacks on the
WTC and the Pentagon.
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SHIA, SUNNI UNITE TO
HOLD BACK OCCUPATION FORCES
Increasing unity among Shia and Sunni communities in
Iraq is holding to a standstill the US efforts to regain military
The US miitary today was claiming "measurable progress"
in it's assault on Fallujah. But after more than three days
the marines have managed to advance just over a mile say local
Fighting this week has cost the lives of around 500 Iraqis;
at least 36 US soldiers; and an unknown number of US mercenaries.
cleric Moqtada Sadr's militia now
has full control over the southern cities of Kut, Kufa,
and some of Najaf. Police in those cities have abandoned their
stations or stood aside.
Resistance fighters also have control of parts of Baghdad and
of course Fallujah. The resistance is vying for control of Karbala
and occupation forces in Samarra came under attack today.
The unrest also spread
to northern Iraq for the first time as U.S. troops in Hawijah,
near Kirkuk, fired on an angry mob protesting American tactics
in Fallujah, killing eight Iraqis.