Gulf War II (x)
Gulf War II (x)
Wednesday 26 March 2003
A thousand U.S. Army paratroopers – elements of the 173d Airborne Brigade, based in Vicenza, Italy – dropped into Kurdish territory in northern Iraq and took control of a key airfield we began opening a northern front.
It’s nice to hear something proactive and successful; yesterday’s news was just a bit too reactive for my tastes.
Warplanes presumably from US-led forces pound frontline Iraqi positions in the north of the country just outside the Kurd-controlled town of Chamchamal today. Warplanes hit northern targets as U.S. efforts to open a second, limited front against President Saddam Hussein’s forces gathered pace. (Nikola Solic/Reuters)
Lit by Hummvee headlights, a soldier from the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division guards Iraqis who were intercepted during sandstorm on the perimeter of the division’s forward base in south Central Iraq today. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju)
A ground assault convoy with 2nd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepares to move forward at an undisclosed location in Iraq today. (AP Photo/pool, Spc. Joshua M. Risner)
South Korean anti-war activists, wearing a U.S. President George W. Bush mask (R) and a costume representing an Iraqi woman (C), protest on a logo of McDonalds restaurant in Seoul today. Protesters used a truck-mounted ladder to scale the golden arches of a McDonalds restaurant and hang an anti-war banner. South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun has urged parliament to vote soon on his plan to send non-combat troops to Iraq after the legislature deferred a vote because of public protests, his office said. (REUTERS/Rhee Dong-Min)
A Pakistani student wears a headband with the words ‘Kill Jews,’ during an anti-war rally at a university in Islamabad today. The students of Quaid-i-Azam University gathered on Wednesday to protest against the U.S.-led war in Iraq. (REUTERS/Mian Khursheed)
A wrecked car is seen on a busy Baghdad street after Iraqi official said two cruise missiles hit a residential area, killing 14 people today. (AP Photo/Ali Heider)
Stf. Sgt. John Coughlin from Waltham, MA, aims with his precision rifle with the help of pfc. Daniel Tracy, Mississipi – both of the U.S. Marines 3rd batallion 4th Regiment – during a patrol alongside the road used by U.S. led coalition forces in Central Iraq, to advance to Bagdad in central Iraq today. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
Tuesday 25 March 2003
A statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein stands in the middle of an empty square in Baghdad today as a fierce sandstorm sweeps through the area. Visibility is severely reduced not only by the sandstorm but also by the pollution caused by oil set ablaze by Iraqis as a defense against US and British warplanes. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division troops from the A Company 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment weather the elements as a sandstorm at dusk turns the desert blood red near Karbala today. The sandstorm grounded many US-led forces bombing overflights over Iraq and slowed U.S. military progress in the area near Karbala yesterday. (AP Photo/John Moore)
British Royal Marine Eric Walderman from the 40 Commando dons the kevlar helmet which saved his life after it was hit by four bullets during a firefight in the southern Iraq port of Umm Qasr. (AP Photo/LA Photo/Angie Pearce, pool)
U.S. Army soldiers from the A Company 3rd Battalion 7th Infantry Regiment, cover up during an intense sandstorm which slowed U.S. military progress, near Karbala, Iraq today. Thousands of U.S. Marines were rumbling north toward Baghdad on Tuesday, taking safer dirt roads to avoid cities and towns where they could face Iraqi resistance. (AP Photo/John Moore)
Pakistani woman holds up a copy of Muslim’s religious book, Quran, during a rally, protesting against the U.S.-led war in Iraq today in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Royal British Marines, of the 40th Commando, Omar Rawlings, 20, left, Del Morton, 24, center, and Jim Morton shelter in their foxhole after heavy rains, in the al-Faw peninsula, near Basra, Iraq today. (AP Photo/Terry Richards, Pool)
Monday 24 March 2003
In this image from video shown on Al-Jazeera television today, Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young, Jr., 26, from Georgia, left, and Chief Warrant Officer David S. Williams, 30, from Florida, are seen. Young and Williams are the two-man crew believed to be aboard an Apache helicopter that was allegedly forced down during heavy fighting Sunday night in central Iraq. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera via APTN)
In this image from video shown on Al Jazeera television today, Chief Warrant Officer Ronald D. Young Jr., 26, from Georgia, is seen holding a drink and food. Young is one of the two-man crew believed to be aboard an Apache helicopter that was allegedly forced down during heavy fighting Sunday night in central Iraq (news – web sites). (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera via APTN)
and I are great fans of Qahwa Arabeya – Arabian
– sometimes called Kahwe bala Hal (coffee with cardamom). I was most interested to see Mr. Young holding what seems to be a demitasse of this strong, sweet drink.
K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) leaps out of the water in front of Sergeant Andrew Garrett while training near the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf last week. This is a multinational team consisting of Naval Special Clearance Team-One, Fleet Diving Unit Three from the United Kingdom, Clearance Dive Team from Australia, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units Six and Eight. These units are conducting deep/shallow water mine counter measure operations to clear shipping lanes for humanitarian relief. (REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Brien Aho)
A U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Fox Company ‘Raiders’ truck makes its way from the port of Umm-Qasr in southern Iraq to a port facility in near the town Az-Zubayr, south of Basra as two camels walk across the road today. (Desmond Boylan/Reuters)
U.S. Army General Tommy Franks commander of the coalition forces, briefs reporters during a press conference in the media center at Central Command’s forward headquarters, Camp As Sayliyah, outside Doha, Qatar today. Franks described the resistance put up by Iraqi troops as ‘sporadic’, echoing British Defense Minister Geoff Hoon who dismissed it as ‘patchy’, and said his forces had made rapid — in some cases dramatic — progress. (REUTERS/Tim Aubry)
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