Sorry about the lack of blogging today

My regular computer is in the shop with I believe some viral infection. I am now working antique equipment that required downloading a new browser among other things in order to get Blogger to work.

"The Triangle of Death"

Daily Telegraph:

Hundreds of Iraqi insurgents are trapped inside the "Triangle of Death" following the American assault on Fallujah and the blocking of key escape routes by the Black Watch, according to a British military intelligence officer.

He said a "hornet's nest" of insurgents had been stirred by the arrival of the Black Watch and the Queen's Dragoon Guards three weeks ago.

"British troops and US forces have sealed off the insurgents' escape routes and they have nowhere to go," he said. "They are fixed in that area and they are angry.

"There are still some routes out but they are along small, winding roads where they can get bogged down or where they might run into British or American patrols." British and US troops were moving slowly into the "nest", setting up roadblocks, searching for insurgents and seeking intelligence that would help to identify them.

Marines shoot another insurgent playing dead

ABC News Online:

The US military says Marines in Fallujah have shot and killed an insurgent who engaged them as he was faking being dead, a week after footage of a marine killing an apparently unarmed and wounded Iraqi caused a stir in the region.

"Marines from the 1st Marine Division shot and killed an insurgent who while faking dead opened fire on the marines who were conducting a security and clearing patrol through the streets," a military statement said.


Military sources had said that the rules of engagement were looser during the operation launched in Fallujah, for fear that rebels would be disguised, fake death or wear suicide explosives belts.


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