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skippy the bush kangaroo



Saturday, September 20, 2003

the war that keeps on giving part 5 soldiers wounded, one tiger killed

a "spate" of attacks in iraq have left five u.s. soldiers wounded, says yahoo news:

five us soldiers were reportedly wounded in a spate of attacks at trouble spots in north and central iraq with an explosion and an exchange of gunfire hitting the flashpoint town of fallujah.

witnesses and the us military said rockets and bombs were used against the occupying forces, extending a series of hits from forces loyal to the ousted baath party since a new audiotape attributed to ousted dictator saddam hussein was released last wednesday.


and, in one of the more bizarre events of the occupation - sorry, we mean, liberation - of iraq, a rare bengal tiger was killed by an american soldier in the baghdad zoo:

a u.s. soldier shot dead a rare bengal tiger at baghdad zoo after the animal injured another soldier who was trying to feed it through the cage bars, the zoo's manager said on saturday.

adil salman mousa told reuters a group of u.s. soldiers were having a party in the zoo on thursday night after it had closed…

the night watchman said the soldiers had arrived in military vehicles but were casually dressed and were drinking beer…

at the tiger's cage, now empty, pools of blood showed that the soldier passed through a first cage intended only for keepers and stood next to the inner cage's narrow bars.
posted by skippy at 6:16 PM |

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