Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Sniper wars in Iraq.

The Guardian has a very interesting story about an Iraqi sniper known only as Juba, who, since February has reportedly killed at least two U.S. soldiers in southern Iraq, while wounding at six others. Some believe that he has shot up to a dozen other soldiers.

He's patient, an expert shot, and he only fires once, never giving his prey a target to fix upon. Teams of U.S. snipers are now reportedly hunting for the man, who is a threat not only in terms of lives lost, but also because his methods could appeal to those Iraqis who would resist the U.S. but are turned off by the often indiscriminate attacks by terrorists and the insurgency.

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