Arab Volunteers Join Iraqis to Defend Baghdad

(AFP/Washington Times) - Egyptians, Jordanians, Saudis, and Syrians are fighting alongside Iraqi troops against U.S. forces moving on Baghdad, using tactics including suicide bombings, U.S. officers said Sunday. "They kept bringing them in by the bus load," said one officer with the 1st Marine Division. "It's a whole conglomerate of Islamic freedom fighters." He said U.S. troops fought a 10-hour battle with hundreds of such fighters southeast of Baghdad on Friday.

2003-04-07 00:00:00

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