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Iraq Leaflets Contain Anti-U.S. Propaganda

Leaflets urging people to “count all the American tanks you see and report them to us” were strewn across the courtyard of a two-story building that doubled as a hospital for those who fought U.S. troops in this former insurgent stronghold. The leaflets were unsigned and unnoticed until the Marines’ Iraqi interpreter, nicknamed Sam, picked one up over the weekend as his unit was searching for weapons in the building, which was the local headquarters of the Iraqi Islamic Party. “To stop American tanks, you must trust your religion,” the leaflets read. “Keep away from people who work for the American forces. Keep praying. Count all the American tanks you see and report to us.” After finding the leaflets, the Marines decided to look closer inside the freshly painted building — affluent by Fallujah standards and only slightly damaged during the U.S.-led assault this month. Its windows were blown out and walls pockmarked with bullets. Full Story

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