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Iraq US troops in Sadr city.

29 April 2004....Baghdad, Iraq.....US troops in Sadr city.....Troops from 2 Cav have the responsibility for patroling the streets of Baghdads most violent nieghbourhood, Sadr city...The residents are amoung Baghdads poorest with a high level of unemployment, the firebrand cleric Moqtada al Sadr has great support in this area and it has recently been the scene of violent clashes. His followers took over several buildings and the US forces have fought to regain control...The soldiers report that they are attacked nightly with riflefire, rocket propelled grenades and mortars.....Specialist Bobby Lisek tells of a lucky escape during a recent rooftop raid. He became entangled in a washing line that pulled him backwards, as it did so two bullets ripped through his webbing and uniform. One round smashed his radio and another scorched his arm.

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29 April 2004....Baghdad, Iraq.....US troops in Sadr city.....Troops from 2 Cav have the responsibility for patroling the streets of Baghdads most violent nieghbourhood, Sadr city...The residents are amoung Baghdads poorest with a high level of unemployment, the firebrand cleric Moqtada al Sadr has great support in this area and it has recently been the scene of violent clashes. His followers took over several buildings and the US forces have fought to regain control...The soldiers report that they are attacked nightly with riflefire, rocket propelled grenades and mortars.....Specialist Bobby Lisek tells of a lucky escape during a recent rooftop raid. He became entangled in a washing line that pulled him backwards, as it did so two bullets ripped through his webbing and uniform. One round smashed his radio and another scorched his arm.