Tuesday, May 18, 2004
BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | 'War rumbles on' in southern Iraq
The British troops even fixed their bayonets. They say they can't afford to take any chances.
"The Mehdi Army are a very ruthless and determined enemy," said Major James Coote of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment.
"They will use any tactics available including using children to attack us, or to hide behind children, as they have done within the city in the last week or so. Unfortunately they are also very well armed.
"We have certainly won a few battles but we haven't yet won the war."
I think many in the army would settle for things to start getting better.
Even Saddam Hussein struggled to control it - now the British are struggling too.
The mind boggles at that last comment.
posted by RogueTrooper |