I woke up this morning to something of a gloomy picture in Iraq – at least on the allied side. The number of accidents has been growing. Iraq is gaining some small victories. These incidents now include:
Seahawk helicopter crashes in Kuwait- near the border with Iraq. 12 soldiers killed.
2 Seahawks collide in the Gulf.
UK Tornado shot down by US Patriot battery.
Reports of US plane shot down over Baghdad.
At least 4 marines killed in Nasariyah – more injured.
US prisoners shown on Al-Jazeera. Up to 10 captured.
4 soldiers killed in RPG attack on Humvee in Northern Iraq.
Journalists apparently fired on by UK military – now missing.
Umm Qasr still not taken by allied forces.
US soldier held for grenade attack on senior officers of the 101st Airborne.