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Old 07-10-2003, 10:53 AM   #1
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Iraqi Police Tell U.S. Troops -- Get Out of Town
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Thursday, July 10, 2003; 8:06 AM



FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police in Falluja threatened to resign on Thursday unless the U.S. forces that trained them left town, saying the presence of American troops endangered their lives.

More than 100 members of the new U.S.-backed force protested in the town about 30 miles west of Baghdad after their police station and a municipality building came under attack overnight by guerrillas firing rocket-propelled grenades.

There were no reported casualties.

"We have the ability to protect these sites," said Riyadh Abdel-Latif, the town's police chief. "The presence of Americans endangers us. We asked the Americans more than a month and a half ago to leave Falluja."

The protesters handed a petition to the mayor and U.S. commander in the town, saying they would resign in 48 hours if American troops did not leave.[/Q]

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Old 07-10-2003, 01:41 PM   #2
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Good grief. Maybe we'd better leave, huh?
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:42 PM   #3
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Maybe we should never have been there....at least not under these circumstances.
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Seems they listened to the Iraqis:

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U.S. soldiers withdraw from police station after Iraqi warnings
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. soldiers withdrew Friday from a police station in this tense western Iraqi town after Iraqi officers complained that the American presence put them at risk, the head of the town's police force told The Associated Press.

Col. Jalal Sabri said the Americans left the station Friday morning. The U.S. military would not confirm his account.

Police in the town said they were willing to work with the Americans, but did not want them using the station as a base, fearing it would make the Iraqi officers the target of pro-Saddam insurgents...
full article at from USA Today / AP
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