The Battle for Najaf
August 7, 2004 3:12 PM   Subscribe

The Battle for Najaf -- a first-hand account by the only Western reporter in Najaf as major fighting broke out this week.
posted by gwint (7 comments total)
Oh great, it's the CSM. Get some balls, international press corps.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:46 PM on August 7, 2004

Here is a high-tension report from a US serviceman in Mosul at about the same time. He has one heck of a Blog.
posted by kablam at 8:58 PM on August 7, 2004

US military spokesmen claim to have killed 300 fighters over the past two days of fighting. We've seen hundreds more, and there are possibly thousands left in the shrine area and the cemetery.

..fighting has also broken out in Baghdad's Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, as well as in Basra, Nasiriyah, and Amara and other Shiite cities and towns. The Mahdi Army fighters say the uprising is just beginning.
posted by stbalbach at 9:25 PM on August 7, 2004

So will the US mainstream media now continue to ignore this new, "improved" Iraq which seems exactly like the old Iraq (except that an ex-US CIA Director is now Minister of Information) ?
posted by troutfishing at 9:40 PM on August 7, 2004

Nice link, Kablam, thanks.
posted by sic at 6:37 AM on August 8, 2004

posted by fold_and_mutilate at 11:04 AM on August 8, 2004

Riverbend: Clashes and Churches...
posted by homunculus at 11:10 AM on August 8, 2004

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