April 13, 2003

7 CAME HOME:

U.S. Forces Push Into Tikrit; Americans Rescued (Hassan Hafidh, 4/13/03, Reuters)
U.S. troops entered the Iraqi town of Tikrit on Sunday bringing the war to Saddam Hussein's birthplace -- the last major center yet to fall to the invading forces.

During their push out of Baghdad, U.S. Marines rescued seven Americans who had gone missing during the 25-day war, although initial details of the recovery were sketchy.

As U.S. soldiers hit Saddam's hometown, key cities under U.S. control returned to a degree of normality after days of looting, but tensions between rival Muslim Shi'ite factions appeared close to boiling point in the holy city of Najaf.

U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks said Marines marching on Tikrit, which lies 110 miles north of Baghdad, had met little resistance, but he cautioned against hopes that the war was about to end.

"I wouldn't say it's over, but I will say we have American forces in Tikrit right now," Franks told CNN Television.


We're thankfull they survived.
Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2003 9:02 AM
Comments

Yeah, I'm sure the Geneva Convention gets

the credit, yeah?

Posted by: Harry Eagar at April 14, 2003 1:28 AM
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