Global Protests Initiated Amid Civil War
Civl war, continued: At least five US soldiers were killed Friday. At least twelve Iraqis were killed (or their bodies found) in Baghdad and nearby cities. On a pilgrim road to Karbala, at least 19 more Muslim pilgrims and others were killed by gunfire and bombs.
The Associated Press reports from Sydney, Australia:
An anti-war rally in Australia kicked off what was expected to be a wave of global protests on Saturday, as campaigners marked the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with a demand that coalition troops pull out.
Newsweek Follow-up:A faulty report by Newsweek has been updated, correcting all errors revealed here in an earlier message. From the Editor's note:
The updated report also removed a headline describing executed hostage Fox as a missionary. Spokesmen from the Christian Peacemaker Teams have contacted NEWSWEEK to say that group members are not missionaries but rather human rights workers inspired by their Christian faith. "CPT is not a missionary group, and we do not proselytize, nor do we 'spread the gospel' or any such other typical missionary activity," said a spokesman. "We place violence-reduction teams in crisis situations at the invitation of local peace and human rights workers."