Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Reporters catch Iraqi government lying about casualties.

It's interesting to note that while Reuters is telling the world that an Iraqi/US raid on a insurgency training base killed 85 fighters -- a number that the U.S. military cannot confirm -- an AFP correspondent on the scene reports that he visited the location of the fight and saw 30-40 insurgents in control of the area where the raid happened. The insurgents said that they lost 11 of their fighters in the raid. Meanwhile, local hospitals report no casualties have arrived... which you'd kind of expect if 83 people were killed as originally claimed.

Hm. Reuters might as well just make up the news while they're at it.

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