Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Brits Attack Jail in Basra to Release 2 Brit Soldiers

This story sounds really odd to me. What I don't get is why 2 British soldiers would be jailed in Basra for allegedly killing 2 Iraqi Policemen. This whole story is confusing.
The latest violence in the oil city of Basra, 340 miles south of the capital, began early Monday when local authorities reported arresting the two Britons, described as special forces commandos dressed in Arab clothing, for allegedly shooting two Iraqi policemen, one of whom died.

British armor then encircled the jail where the two Britons were held.

In a public humiliation, television cameramen from Arab satellite broadcasters in the Persian Gulf were allowed to photograph the two men, clearly Westerners who were by that time sitting on the floor in the jail in blue jeans and T-shirts, their hands tied behind their backs.

One of the men had a bandage covering most of the top of his head, the other had blood on his clothes. Television commentary identified them only as Britons.

British Soldiers Free Two From Iraq Jail

Anyone have any more info on this story?

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