- Title: IRAQ: CLASHES CONTINUE IN BAGHDAD'S SADR CITY DISTRICT
- Date: 22nd August 2004
- Summary: (W7) SADR CITY, BAGHDAD, IRAQ (AUGUST 22, 2004) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV/SLV STREET/ AUDIO OF GUNFIRE (2 SHOTS0 0.10 2. SLV MEN CROUCHING ON STREET CORNER/ AUDIO OF GUNFIRE 0.22 3. LV STREET/ AUDIO OF HEAVY GUNFIRE 0.38 4. LV OF DRONE OVERHEAD/ AUDIO GUNFIRE AND SHOUTING 0.54 5. SV MEN SHOOTING AT DRONE 1.02 6. LV DRONE BEING HIT 1.21 7. CU OF PIECES OF DRONE 1.43 8. SV MEN CARRYING BITS OF DRONE, DANCING AND CHANTING 1.52 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
- Embargoed: 6th September 2004 13:00
- Location: SADR CITY, BAGHDAD, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA4OW3Y68XIA86TYQADEB14XKYV
- Story Text: Clashes in Sadr City, Mehdi army shoot down U.S.
Clashes continued in Baghdad's slum Sadr City
district as Mehdi army fighters loyal to hardline cleric
Moqtada al-Sadr fired RPGs and AK-47s.
Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out across the
streets as the men fired from positions on street corners.
Fighters then fired at a pilotless U.S. drone flying
overhead, eventually bringing it down to triumphant cheers
from the surrounding crowd.
Scores have been killed and wounded in the past few
weeks clashes in Sadr City, a stronghold of support for
al-Sadr among the impoverished Shi'ite youth.
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