Ali Hussein is pulled from the rubble of his home after a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad’s Sadr City. The 2-year-old died at a hospital.
U.S. Role Deepens in Sadr City
Fierce Battle Against Shiite Militiamen Echoes First Years of War
By Amit R. Paley
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, April 30, 2008; A01
BAGHDAD, April 29 — A four-hour battle Tuesday between U.S. soldiers and Shiite militiamen left at least 28 Iraqis dead in the capital’s Sadr City neighborhood, making it one of the bloodiest days in a month of sustained street fighting.
The clashes underscored how deeply U.S. forces have been drawn into heavy combat in the huge Shiite district since Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki unexpectedly launched an offensive in southern Iraq last month against Shiite militias, primarily the Mahdi Army of anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
The photo above screams off of the front page of today’s Washington Post, and the quote above contains the first two grafs of the story.
Here’s the link to the front page of today’s WP:
Here’s the link to the entire WP article:
If there is a hell, may the entire Bush/Cheney Administration burn in it!