The Patriot Files Forums  

Go Back   The Patriot Files Forums > General > General Posts

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-04-2003, 05:51 PM
thedrifter thedrifter is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,601
Distinctions
VOM 
Cool "Executed" British soldiers - two Iraqis held

"Executed" British soldiers - two Iraqis held

John Plunkett and agencies
Friday April 4, 2003

Two Iraqi men were tonight being questioned in connection with the killing of two British soldiers whose bodies were paraded on Arab TV.
The Ministry of Defence announcement came after two men, reported to be a father and son, were stopped at a road block at Zubayr, 15 miles outside Basra.

One of the men is believed to be Khalid Barour, a senior official in Saddam's Baath Party. The MoD said they had been detained "in accordance with the Geneva Convention."

The British soldiers, Sapper Luke Allsopp, 24, and Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 36, went missing after an attack on military vehicles near Zubayr. Their bodies were shown on al-Jazeera TV.

Tony Blair sparked a row after he said the men had been "executed." The family of Sapper Allsop angrily denied the claim, and said they had been told he was killed in action.

An MoD spokesman said tonight: "We are seeking information from the Iraqi people regarding the location of the bodies of our missing personnel and are actively trying to establish the circumstances of their deaths.

"We can confirm we have detained some persons who we suspect may have information that would be helpful to our inquiry. They will be detained in accordance with the Geneva Convention."


Sempers,

Roger
__________________
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY HUSBAND
SSgt. Roger A.
One Proud Marine
1961-1977
68/69
Once A Marine............Always A Marine.............

http://www.geocities.com/thedrifter001/
sendpm.gif Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
from the Iran Times, "Who are the U.S. soldiers occupying Iraq?" Hawk General Posts 0 02-10-2005 03:31 AM
Joe Galloway.."We Were Soldiers Once and Young" Author Gimpy Political Debate 30 08-28-2004 02:50 PM
British Troops To Stay In Iraq "At Least Two Years" MORTARDUDE General Posts 0 03-04-2004 05:03 AM
Rumsfeld----Cut "combat pay" for soldiers by $75 a month! Gimpy Political Debate 11 08-30-2003 07:38 PM
LONG THRUST OPERATIONS "The Duffle Bag Soldiers" delta1/28 Cold War 0 12-23-2002 04:07 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.