Wednesday, June 08, 2005

U.S. Again Taking Hostages in Iraq.

Published on Wednesday, April 6, 2005 by Reuters
Iraqi Suspect Says US Troops Took Mother Hostage
by Waleed Ibrahim
A handwritten sign in Arabic on the front gate of their house read: "Be a man Muhammad Mukhlif and give yourself up and then we will release your sisters.

"Otherwise they will spend a long time in detention."

It was signed "Bandit 6," apparently U.S. Army code, possibly designating a company commander.

On raids like this, GIs must be sleuths in armor
By Kirsten Scharnberg
Tribune correspondent
Published June 7, 2005,1,7360685.story?page=1&coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true

One soldier instructed the women, "Tell your father that if he wants his sons back he needs to come to the base and talk to us about who he is."