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04/04/04 The siege of Sadr City

The siege began on 4 April 2004 – later dubbed “Black Sunday”– with an uprising against the Coalition Provisional Authority following the government banning of a newspaper published by Muqtada Al-Sadr’s Sadrist Movement. On April 4, militiamen ambushed a 1st Cavalry Division patrol and Iraqi police were expelled from three police stations in Sadr City. Members of the newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division and elements of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment were sent out to retake them. Eight US troops were killed and 51 more wounded in the bloody battle.

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5 responses to 04/04/04 The siege of Sadr City

  1. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Another nice work Carlo, very nice work on those figures.
    The weathering is very well applied and a joy to watch.
    Thank you again for sharing these pictures.

  2. Excellent work, Carlo. It looks very real.

  3. Stellar craftsmanship, sir…..an outstanding effort indeed.

  4. Wow, nicely done Carlo, not the first time the 1st Cav was involved in a bloody battle. There first real test was at the Ia Drang, campaign in Vietnam November, 1965. Sadly, it’s most likely not their last one either.

  5. Buen trabajo. Muy real y detallado.
    Me ha gustado mucho el camuflaje de los soldados.

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