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Brutal deaths of U.S. soldiers revea
resentment in northern Iraqi cit
By Mariam Fam
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MOSUL, Iraq — The
killings of two U.S. soldiers,
who witnesses said were
dragged from their car and pum-
meled with rocks, offended
some in this neighborhood of
dilapidated houses and potholed
streets where the deaths
occurred. But few Iraqis were
shocked by the brutality, and
some even gloated.
“They are occupiers, and this
is their punishment,” truck driv
er Hisham Abed said Monday of
the soldiers. “The Americans
make nothing but empty promis
es. There’s no electricity, no
gasoline and no work.”
Gunmen ambushed a U.S.
patrol here Monday, wounding
one soldier. Nevertheless,
Mosul, Iraq’s third-largest city,
has been among the safest areas
for American soldiers, a place
where U.S. troops could stroll
bustling streets and frequent
stores and cafes.
Countering some Iraqi wit
nesses, U.S. military officials
said Monday that there was no
evidence the soldiers’ throats
were slashed after assailants
shot the two as they drove
through Mosul's working class
neighborhood of Ras al-Jadda,
sending their vehicle crashing
into a wall.
A military official, speaking
on condition of anonymity, also
said there was no indication the
men were beaten with rocks or
that their bodies were mutilated.
The official said Iraqis robbed
the car they were driving and
stole personal effects from the
Witnesses said that an Iraqi
mob, most of them teenagers,
dragged the two bloodied sol
diers from the car, threw them to
the ground and pummeled their
bodies with concrete blocks —
scenes reminiscent of the sav
agery in Somalia against
American troops a decade ago.
A few accounts said the sol
diers’ throats were cut — either
by the attackers or by the mob.
But witness Bahaa Jassim said
the wounds appeared to have
come from bullets. Jassim, also
a teenager, was among Iraqis
who said they saw the crowd
pummel the soldiers’ bodies
with concrete blocks.
The Pentagon identified the
men as Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry
L. Wilson, 45, of Thomson, Ga„
and Spec. Re! A. Ravage IV. 21,
of Glendale, Calif.
Armed attacks have been
fewer in Mosul than in the volatile
“Sunni Triangle” to the south.
Commerce flourishes, and Iraqis
feel safe enough to venture out at
night to a far greater extent than
their countrymen in Baghdad and
Though anti-American feel
ing still simmers beneath the
surface, the violence didn’t set
well with everyone in Mosul.
“We have our beliefs. It’s not
right to maim dead bodies, even
if they were our enemy’s,”
mechanic Ahmed Yaseen said.
“We're a free people and we
want freedom.... But if they (the
Americans) leave, the law of the
jungle will prevail.”
Others, however, had little
sympathy for the Americans.
“They kill people and barge
in on families at night,”
Abdullah al-MuIla, who works
in a gas station, said of U.S.
Iraqi Governing Council
Conflicting interests, ethnic rivate
and differences in political visiont
contribute to the challenge of
forming a truly representitive
government in the new Iraq
Shiites: 13 members
Believe their numbers should
them a commanding voice in W
new Iraq, one member was kiW
in September. ,
Kurds: 5 members
Eager to maintain their autonoro-
control of the north.
Sunnis: 5 members
Fear domination by the majorit!
Shiites: controlled Iraq under
Turkman: 1 member
Represents a few hundred
peoples from the Kurdish areas rh
Christian: 1 member
Represents a minority of a few
hundred thousand spread through
SOURCE: Associated Press
forces. “If an American caiiK"
my house at night and took®
away in front of my child®
would have to take revenge."
Such opinions underscored
deep-seated problems facing Ik
U.S. occupation as it seeks :
win over the Iraqi populmh ’
with aid projects and prom® ;
of a better future.
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