Monday, January 05, 2004
So much for the story about American soldiers desecrating a mosque in Iraq...| |
American soldiers on a weapons raid stormed into a Baghdad mosque, ducking behind pillars with rifles raised and ready to fire in a video edited by the U.S. military and shown Sunday to counter Iraqi criticism.
American authorities deny the charges and showed edited video footage at a news conference. The raid was an orderly affair, with soldiers neatly rolling up carpets in search of rumored secret tunnels, which were not found. Troops lined up hand grenades, stacked guns and hauled off what the military said was a sack of gunpowder.