U.S. troops opened fire Wednesday during an Iraqi demonstration outside the main gate of the presidential compound, an AP photographer reported. Demonstrators said there were several casualties, but the claim could not be confirmed.
Several hundred Iraqis gathered outside the gate and began throwing stones at the guards of the sprawling complex. Gunfire rang over the area in response, the photographer said.
The whole thing is here.
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
SOME MORE FALLOUT FROM Operation Desert Scorpion. The article says this happened in the "Karrada" section of Baghdad. I can't find that spelling, but "Karada" is on the peninsula near Baghdad University and if that is the same area it would be in the 1-36 Infantry area.