- Title: IRAQ: U.S. SOLDIERS STEP UP SECURITY AND LAUNCH RAID IN BAQUBA
- Date: 29th October 2003
- Summary: (W4) BAQUBA, 70KM NORTH OF BAGHDAD, IRAQ (OCTOBER 29, 2003) (REUTERS) 1. U.S. HUMVEE WITH A SOLDIER SHOUTING THROUGH LOUDSPEAKER IN ARABIC 'IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION PLEASE INFORM THE IRAQI POLICE OR IRAQI CIVIL DEFENCE FORCES. THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.' 0.14 2. SV/CU: U.S. SOLDIERS WALKING THROUGH THE VILLAGE AND QUESTIONING LOCALS, SAYING 'WE SEE FADAYEEN SADDAM WRITING ON THE WALLS, RIGHT IN THIS AREA.' (2 SHOTS) 0.37 3. CU: IRAQI CITIZEN ANSWERING 'PROBABLY THEY ARE NOT FROM THIS AREA. THEY ENTER THIS AREA BRINGING BAD REPUTATION TO THE AREA.' 0.48 4. IRAQI POLICEMAN CARRYING WEAPONS 0.54 5. IRAQI SOLDIERS WRITING DOWN INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CITIZENS (2 SHOTS) 1.10 6. IRAQI POLICEMEN AND U.S. HUMVEES IN STREET IN BAQUBA 1.16 7. IRAQI POLICEMEN ENTERING A HOUSE TO SEARCH IT 1.25 8. SCU: U.S. GUNNER ON TOP OF HUMVEE 1.33 9. SV/CU: (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. LT. COLONEL WILLIAMS ADAMSON QUESTIONING AN IRAQI MAN, SAYING: "This time I brought four hundred men, next time I'll bring a thousand with tanks, so you tell me. 23 of October, ten bombs went off in Baquba. Some of them right here in your village. Why?" (2 SHOTS) 2.00 10. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI MAN, ANSWERING: "I do not know. I have come from Baghdad." 2.05 11. U.S. SOLDIERS QUESTIONING AN IRAQI MAN 2.08 12. U.S. SOLDIERS AND HUMVEES PATROLLING STREETS/ U.S SOLDIER GIVING TEDDY FROG TO A CHILD ON A WHEEL-CHAIR 2.18 13. SCU: THE CHILD PLAYING WITH FROG TEDDY 2.23 14. SOLDIERS TALKING TO FAMILY OF CHILD 2.29 15. U.S. SOLDIERS ON TOP OF TANK 2.33 16. CHILDREN CHEERING WITH U.S. TROOPS IN THE BACKGROUND 2.42 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 13th November 2003 12:00
- Location: BAQUBA, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVACFMXV4QQL0U35I4ARIEUA8SYJ
- Story Text: U.S. soldiers stepped up security and launched a
raid in the Iraqi town of Baquba.
Facing an increase in organised and violent resistance in
Iraq, the U.S. army stepped up pressure on
pro-Saddam Hussein holdouts by launching a raid in Baquba.
Soldiers from U.S. 4th Infantry Division in Baquba, 70
km north of Baghdad sealed off the village and questioned
some 500 people on Wednesday (October 29).
A U.S. Humvee travelled around the town and broadcast a
message to the local people in Arabic over a loud speaker.
The message said: "If you have information, please inform
Iraqi police and Iraqi civil Defence forces. Thanks for
U.S. soldiers also strolled the streets and entered
houses to search for those responsible for attacks,
providing and possessing weapons.
Soldiers interrogated locals on the street about pro
Saddam graffiti on walls. The U.S. military believe the
graffiti was written by Fadayeen Saddam- a militia formed
by Uday, elder son of former President Saddam Hussein.
"This time I brought four hundred men, next time I'll
bring a thousand with tanks, so you tell me. 23 of October,
ten bombs went off in Baquba. Some of them right here in
your village. Why?," U.S. Lt. Colonel William Adamson a 4th
Infantry Division Commander said as he questioned a man on
Baquba has been a scene for attacks against U.S.
occupying forces, which the U.S. blamed on loyalists to
former president Saddam.
Two 4th Infantry Division soldiers were killed and one
was wounded on Tuesday (October 29) when their tank was hit
by an explosive north of Baghdad.
The three crew members of the Abrams tank were en route
to a guard post when the undetermined explosive struck them
on Tuesday night near Balad, 45 miles north of Baghdad,
U.S. military said.
The latest deaths bring to 115 the number of American
soldiers killed in hostile activities in Iraq since U.S.
President George W. Bush declared an end to major combat on
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2015. Open For Restrictions - http://about.reuters.com/fulllegal.asp
- Usage Terms/Restrictions: None