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  • One woman, who goes by the name Umm Salwan, fled Iraq when insurgents fired a rocket at her house.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Ammar Awad/Reuters DETAINED: Israeli riot police restrained a protester during clashes in Umm al-Fahm, Israel, Wednesday.

    Photos of the Day: Oct. 27

  • Umm, is there nothing else a fellow Christian could be doing?!

    Evangelical plans lawsuit over new Obama outreach effort

  • On the other hand, the name Umm al-Yatīma (“mother of the orphan girl”) clearly describes a widow.

    Poverty: Jewish Women in Medieval Egypt.

  • Newhall, Calif., died Feb. 11 in Umm Qasr, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries.

    Gulf War II

  • Reminds me of the British soldier in Umm Qasr quoted on one news channel after Geoff Hoon had said it was a city similar to Southampton

    Who else?

  • Continuing with our theme of how Blair is killing our soldiers, with this follow up, and this, we have found some remarkable MoD photographs of the despatch from Belfast of the "Snatch" Land Rovers and their arrival in Umm Qasar on October 2003 (double-click to enlarge), with the original MoD captions:

    "Mobility and protection"

  • An Iraqi child gestures to an American as other children look on, at a water distribution point in Umm Qasr, Iraq, Wednesday.

    Balloon Juice » 2003 » March

  • UPDATE: Apparently American forces have now taken down the U.S. flag that they ran up a flagpole earlier in Umm Qasr. posted by Eric 9: 36 AM |


  • 31 January 2006: Whilst on a routine patrol in Umm Qasr, the vehicle that Corporal Gordon Pritchard was commanding was struck by a roadside bomb; he died instantly.

    How Blair is killing our soldiers


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