Libya mourns Iraqi dead

April 10, 2004 at 10:02 AM
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TRIPOLI, Libya, April 10 (UPI) -- Libya Saturday officially mourned hundreds of Iraqis killed in clashes involving U.S. troops in the city of Falluja during the past few days.

All Libyan flags flew at half-staff, while five minutes of silence was observed at noon Saturday local time. Newspapers were issued with black banners.

The Libyan government declared Saturday an official day of mourning for the approximately 300 Iraqis who were killed and more than 1,000 injured in fighting with U.S-led coalition forces in Falluja.

Dozens of U.S. soldiers have also died in the battle with Sunni insurgents.

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