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Thread #89766   Message #1703569
Posted By: GUEST
27-Mar-06 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
Subject: RE: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
teribus - Are we talking about the area in and around Samarra?

If so, where did you get the idea that there were 25 imbedded journalists? From what I understand, not even aid workers have been allowed inside.

From Rueters: "US and Iraqi military groups have prevented the entrance of local NGOs as well as the media to show the reality of human rights violation inside it," he added.

According to al-Daraji, no citizens have been allowed to leave the city, some 120 km north of the capital, Baghdad, since the operation began on 16 March. US forces along with Iraqi commandos say the operation is necessary to flush out insurgents in the area."