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June 19, 2004
U.S. strikes al-Zarqawi hideout

Finally, some good news out of Fallujah. The U.S. fired a missiles into the suspected hideout of al-Zarqawi, and the AP reports 16 individuals were killed. According to Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, intelligence sources indicated "a significant number of people in the Zarqawi network" were in the house at the time of the attack.

True to form, Fallujah residents accused the United States of striking twice by firing a second missile after rescuers moved into the site to help victims. But according to Gen Kimmitt, the attack set off ammunition and weapons stored in the house, triggering "multiple secondary explosions."

So the terrorists were first attacked by the US, and then others were killed by their own weapons. Perfect.

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Posted by Whiskey at June 19, 2004 8:11 PM

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