Strange Events in Ad Duluiyah
According to a dispatch by AFP, a supply convoy destined for one of several US Army 42nd Infantry Division forward bases located in the area near Ad Duluiyah, a town of 50,000 located on the Tigris a few miles from Balad, was attacked by insurgents. The dispatch suggests that convoy may have been forced into a detour by rebels and fell into an ambush set inside the town. The Kuwaiti-registered trucks were set ablaze and destroyed, killing four contractors and the MP cited in the DefenseLINK dispatch. Two other US soldiers and a fifth contractor was wounded. Following the attack, US troops rounded up residents close the the scene and arrested an Iraqi police for pointing his gun at them.
The round-up wasn't enough to satify the desire for revenge by US forces. The Juboor Quarter of Ad Duluiyah was the target of US airstrikes this morning. We'd like to know just what was in those trucks.