Iraq: September 22, 2003


While the US is buying AK-47s on the world market for $59 each (to equip the new Iraqi army), it is offering $250 for illegal AK-47s in Sunni Arab (pro-Baath) areas. For RPG launchers (and rockets), $500 is offered.

A suicide car bomber was stopped by police when he tried to enter the UN compound in Baghdad. The bomber and a policeman were killed, and some twenty Iraqi civilians and police were wounded.


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