Iraqi Irregulars Harass Allied Units

(New York Times)- Marine and other allied units pressing toward Baghdad are encountering nearly constant harassment and ambush by small bands of irregular Iraqi fighters and remnants of army units they bypassed. "We've been contested every inch, every mile on the way up," Col. Ben Saylor, the division's chief of staff, said Thursday. The planned assault on Baghdad was delayed less by the ambushes than by the sandstorm that swept in for several days this week.

2003-03-28 00:00:00

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