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June 24, 2007 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Qusai had his doubts last week when he took his men into an insurgent haven in the western part of this city for the first time. "Honestly, I thought this operation would never be successful because I had information that Al Qaeda had big guns and RPGs," rocket-propelled grenades, said the Iraqi army commander who provided only one name. "We thought that all the people here are terrorists and everyone is bad, even the women and children."
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July 31, 2008 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Residents of New Baqubah woke up Wednesday to a sight they had never seen before: hundreds of Iraqi national police officers blanketing the neighborhood in a city that until last year was a center of the Sunni Arab-driven insurgency. For many of them, it was not a comforting sight. Most of the upscale neighborhood's doctors, teachers and retired military officers are Sunni Muslims, and the force sent from Baghdad to protect them is overwhelmingly Shiite Muslim.
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July 31, 2008 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Residents of New Baqubah woke up Wednesday to a sight they had never seen before: hundreds of Iraqi national police officers blanketing the neighborhood in a city that until last year was a center of the Sunni Arab-driven insurgency. For many of them, it was not a comforting sight. Most of the upscale neighborhood's doctors, teachers and retired military officers are Sunni Muslims, and the force sent from Baghdad to protect them is overwhelmingly Shiite Muslim.
WORLD
June 24, 2007 | Alexandra Zavis, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Qusai had his doubts last week when he took his men into an insurgent haven in the western part of this city for the first time. "Honestly, I thought this operation would never be successful because I had information that Al Qaeda had big guns and RPGs," rocket-propelled grenades, said the Iraqi army commander who provided only one name. "We thought that all the people here are terrorists and everyone is bad, even the women and children."
WORLD
October 28, 2003 | From Associated Press
Three American soldiers were killed and four wounded in two separate attacks in Iraq, the U.S. military said Monday. A roadside bomb killed two 1st Armored Division soldiers on patrol Sunday in Baghdad and wounded two others, a military statement said. In Abu Ghraib, on the western edge of Baghdad, one soldier was killed and two were wounded Sunday in an attack on their military police unit, according to the statement. The Pentagon also announced Monday that Pfc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 2007
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq and Kuwait: Alejandro Ayala, 26, of Riverside; staff sergeant, Air Force. Ayala was killed Nov. 18 in a vehicle accident in Kuwait. He was assigned to the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. -- Kenneth R. Booker, 25, of Vevay, Ind.; sergeant, Army. Booker was killed Nov. 14 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Mukhisa, Iraq, northeast of Baghdad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2004
The Defense Department last week also identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Patrick R. Adle, 21, of Baltimore; lance corporal, Marine Corps Reserve. Adle died Tuesday southeast of Baghdad as a result of hostile action. He was assigned to 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group in Folsom, Pa. Christopher S. Cash, 36, of Winterville, N.C.; captain, Army National Guard.
OPINION
July 10, 2006
Re "Our enemies aren't drinking lattes," Opinion, July 5 Max Boot paints a distorted image of life for U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Far from dormitory-style housing, a containerized housing unit is 160 square feet, with two or more soldiers sharing a unit. While we do have good gym facilities, exercise is needed to maintain sanity and fitness when we're confined to a one-square mile or smaller base. The food is pretty good, but the menus rarely change and repeat every few days. The fast-food restaurants are located in trailers and are on only the largest bases.
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