US TROOPS ATTACKED WEST OF BAGHDAD - Casualties Reported

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3119778.stm

Details are unclear, but some soldiers are believed to have been killed, and others injured.

Two vehicles are reported to have been targeted.

Earlier, US soldiers in Iraq shot dead a 14-year-old boy and wounded several others after mistaking celebratory gunfire for an enemy attack, witnesses said.

According to witnesses, American troops were passing in a convoy when guests at the wedding started firing in celebration.

They said soldiers, believing they were under attack, formed a circle and began shooting.
 

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#4
Note to Americans,

The following are not targets:

















Ooops, I meant this:



These are:











Failing that, you could always follow your ROE
 
#6
More Information on the ambushed american convoy.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene could not get close enough to verify the casualty reports and was fired on by one of the tanks with three rounds from its 50-calibre machine gun.

An AP photographer said American forces were firing randomly and that his car was fired on. The windscreen was blown out and all the tyres flattened. The photographer was not injured.
http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30000-1104301,00.html
 

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