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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,London Bureau of The Sun | October 25, 1990
LONDON -- The Irish Republican Army killed six British soldiers in Northern Ireland yesterday after holding families hostage and forcing civilians to drive car bombs into two military checkpoints.One of the drivers was killed; another escaped after shouting an alarm. More than 30 people were injured in the attacks. A third attack, in which the driver was roped to his seat, failed when the bomb did not explode.The coordinated attacks appeared to be designed to demonstrate the IRA's capacity to strike military targets in the province following a period when it concentrated on England and the European continent.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 2, 2013
"You people will never be safe. Remove your governments, they don't care about you. " - Michael Adebolajo, one of two men arrested in the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. Here we go again. Brazen and brutal attacks against British and French soldiers. In broad daylight. At the hands of homegrown Islamic extremists (Mr. Adebolajo is reported to have shouted "Allahu Akbar!" as he struck). European conservatives reflexively clamoring for a crackdown on Islamic fundamentalism.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 24, 2005
LONDON - Two British soldiers were convicted yesterday of abusing Iraqi detainees in a case that was widely known as Britain's "Abu Ghraib." A military jury of seven British officers convicted Lance Cpl. Mark Cooley of disgraceful conduct of a cruel kind for driving a forklift with a bound Iraqi dangling from its prongs and for pretending to punch a detainee. Cpl. Daniel Kenyon, the most senior soldier involved, was found guilty of three charges: aiding another soldier in an assault on a detainee and failing to report both the forklift incident and that soldiers under his command had forced prisoners to simulate having sex. A third soldier, Lance Cpl. Darren Larkin, who had been photographed standing in his boxer shorts atop a bound Iraqi detainee, previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a detainee.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | May 26, 2013
I have not seen the video. Not saying I won't, but for now, I've chosen not to. To rush online and seek out cellphone footage of two fanatics with machetes who butchered a British soldier in London on Wednesday, to watch them standing there, hands painted red with his blood, speaking for the cameras, would feel like an act of complicity, like giving them what they want, like being a puppet yanked by its strings. Sometimes, especially in the heat of visceral revulsion, we forget an essential truth about terrorism.
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By Alexandra Zavis and Alexandra Zavis,Los Angeles Times | April 6, 2007
BAGHDAD -- Four British soldiers and a civilian translator were killed in an ambush yesterday in Basra, and the U.S. military announced the deaths of seven of its soldiers in Baghdad. Also, a U.S. helicopter went down south of Baghdad, injuring four of the nine personnel aboard, the military said. Officials said the incident was under investigation. At least nine U.S. helicopters have crashed or been shot down since January, raising concerns that insurgents are possibly becoming more effective at targeting aircraft.
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January 30, 2008
Jan. 30 1972 Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were killed by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what is known as "Bloody Sunday."
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April 1, 2012
I want to thank The Sun for running on page one last Sunday the story about the abortion protesters' arrest in Harford County in 2008 ("State trooper wanted protesters to 'rot,'" March 24). We have many freedoms being eroded daily by misguided police officials and other public servants who are supposed to protect us and our freedoms. Freedom of speech is precious. Freedom from being offended isn't in our Constitution. Police personnel and all public servants need to remember that they are servants and protectors of the citizens.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 3, 1994
CROSSMAGLEN, Northern Ireland -- The Irish Republican Army has called its cease-fire, but British soldiers here still patrol the village square named for a dead archbishop.They wear combat gear, their faces are smeared with camouflage paint, their assault rifles are ready. They look boyish and embarrassed behind their greasepaint, crouched beside the candy store on a warm, bright, lazy afternoon. Great white clouds hang high in the sky like huge balloons over a holiday resort.There's not much glory here for these abashed boys.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | August 29, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the U.S. commander in Iraq, said yesterday that he needed better intelligence on enemy guerrilla activity, not more troops, to bring security to the war-torn country. Meanwhile, the British army reported that one of its soldiers was killed late Wednesday after an angry mob surrounded about 20 soldiers in the southern town of Ali al Sharqi and fired on them with rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons. Soldiers returned yesterday morning and arrested eight people believed to have been involved in the incident, said Lt. Cmdr.
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By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 20, 2005
LONDON - The British public awoke yesterday to graphic photographs in national newspapers apparently showing their troops abusing Iraqi prisoners in scenes reminiscent of the Abu Ghraib images that shocked the world last year. Released in connection with the courts-martial in Germany of three soldiers with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the series of 22 pictures set off a round of anguished statements by national leaders denouncing the apparent abuse but defending in general the honor and integrity of the 9,000 British troops in Iraq.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes at Caulk's Field?
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April 1, 2012
I want to thank The Sun for running on page one last Sunday the story about the abortion protesters' arrest in Harford County in 2008 ("State trooper wanted protesters to 'rot,'" March 24). We have many freedoms being eroded daily by misguided police officials and other public servants who are supposed to protect us and our freedoms. Freedom of speech is precious. Freedom from being offended isn't in our Constitution. Police personnel and all public servants need to remember that they are servants and protectors of the citizens.
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By Luke Broadwater | June 6, 2011
Claiming "I know my American history," Sarah Palin on Sunday defended her claim that Paul Revere's ride was intended to warn the British they weren't going to take American arms.  At a stop in New England on her bus tour of the United States, Palin made the following statement about Paul Revere's historic ride:  “He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and by making sure...
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January 30, 2008
Jan. 30 1972 Thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers were killed by British soldiers in Northern Ireland on what is known as "Bloody Sunday."
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By Alexandra Zavis and Alexandra Zavis,Los Angeles Times | April 6, 2007
BAGHDAD -- Four British soldiers and a civilian translator were killed in an ambush yesterday in Basra, and the U.S. military announced the deaths of seven of its soldiers in Baghdad. Also, a U.S. helicopter went down south of Baghdad, injuring four of the nine personnel aboard, the military said. Officials said the incident was under investigation. At least nine U.S. helicopters have crashed or been shot down since January, raising concerns that insurgents are possibly becoming more effective at targeting aircraft.
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By Williams K. Graham and Kim Murphy and Williams K. Graham and Kim Murphy,Los Angeles Times | March 27, 2007
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The two parties whose conflict fueled decades of violence in Northern Ireland met face to face for the first time yesterday and agreed to enter a power-sharing government May 8. The meeting marked what many here hope will be the end of a conflict that claimed 3,700 lives - Protestants, Catholics and British soldiers - over three decades. It also set the stage for the Rev. Ian Paisley, the 80-year-old standard-bearer of pro-British unionism in Northern Ireland, to become the province's first minister within six weeks.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 2, 2004
LONDON - Britain's tabloid newspapers have not been squeamish about showing some of the more ghastly images of the war in Iraq. Corpses and bloodied victims of bombings have been common on their front pages. But of all the carnage shown since the war began, photographs published yesterday in The Daily Mirror, a national daily with a circulation of nearly 2 million, may do more harm to the coalition efforts to calm Iraq than all those published before. The photographs - which have not been authenticated - show what appears to be an Iraqi prisoner being kicked, beaten with a rifle and urinated on by British soldiers.
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By BORZOU DARAGAHI AND OTHMAN GHANIM and BORZOU DARAGAHI AND OTHMAN GHANIM,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 7, 2006
BASRA, Iraq -- A fiery melee erupted after a British helicopter was apparently shot down yesterday over a wealthy residential neighborhood of this southern city, in the latest sign of souring relations between Iraq's majority Shiites and the U.S.-led multinational forces in the country's south. An Iraqi official said that a rocket brought down the chopper and that all four British soldiers aboard died in the crash. A British military official in Basra confirmed that the crash resulted in casualties but did not disclose details.
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By Kim Murphy and Kim Murphy,Los Angeles Times | March 17, 2007
LONDON -- The death of a British lance corporal whose armored vehicle was mistakenly incinerated by a U.S. warplane in Iraq in 2003 was "criminal" and "entirely avoidable," a coroner ruled yesterday. The British inquest's search for investigative material on the case was marked by repeated military roadblocks, but Assistant Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker concluded that the friendly-fire incident showed evidence of error on the part of U.S. pilots. Contradicting the findings of a U.S. inquiry, which concluded that the incident was a "tragic accident," the Oxfordshire examiner said the pilots should have flown lower in order to positively identify the British convoy, which they believed to be Iraqi, before opening fire.
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By Janet Stobart and Janet Stobart,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 7, 2007
LONDON -- American pilots can be heard cursing and weeping after finding out they just fired on a British convoy in southern Iraq at the beginning of the U.S. invasion, according to cockpit video footage leaked to a British tabloid. Shortly after the British newspaper The Sun posted the video on its Web site yesterday, the U.S. government relented on its refusal to allow the video to be shown in a British court. The 2003 strike near Basra killed a British soldier and wounded several others.
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