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Tom Brown
Tom Brown
Battle Lines is an ongoing Web log (blog) dedicated to providing a broad perspective on the latest news and developments from the war in Iraq. Response and suggestions are welcomed.

Tom Brown has been an editor, reporter and software analyst for The Seattle Times for 20 years.

April 03, 2003

Casualty update

There have been 78 confirmed deaths among coalition forces, 54 of whom were Americans. There also are 7 U.S. POWs and 15 U.S. MIAs.

The U.S. military said today that nine of 11 bodies recovered from a Nasiriyah hospital during the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch were Americans.

Iraqi civilian dead now number between 574 and 733, according to Iraq Body Count. One of the worst incidents occurred at Hilla southwest of Baghdad earlier this week.

New cluster bombs dropped on Republican Guard

There is mounting criticism in Europe and the Arab world of U.S. use of cluster bombs, which have a devastating effect on civilians (on opposing troops, too, but that's the point).

The blog site Defense Tech reports that the U.S. used a new type of cluster bomb Wednesday on Republican Guard columns during the approach to Baghdad.

Posted by tbrown at April 3, 2003 11:37 AM

Tom Brown Katherine Long, research editor at the Seattle Times and 18-year editor and reporter, substituted for Tom Brown the week of April 14.

April 2003
March 2003

Signing off
The Saddam Files
Demonstrations in Karbala
Building a government from scratch
Smoking gun?
The irony of freedom
Where are the weapons?
Cultural advisors quit over antiquities issue
Baghdad reality check


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