these pictures are 10 days old, they were taken while i was down south. i have spent a lot of time in Majar al-kabir and to our (mis)fortune the british decided to do a patrol while we were there when we went to Majar the next day the wouldn't talk to us because they thought we were snoops for the British.
i should have an entry in the word blog about what happened in Majar the couple of times we were there. I have it in my notebook. it will be on the blog i just need to type it in.
the first couple of fotos are from the first British patro; after the Majar incidents, everybody was a bit nervous and we actually walked around wearing flak vests.
then a couple of days later there was a meeting in the city of Majar at the brigade's station. the british came in with brigade members from other city and they spent some time talking to the Iraqis in Majar. by this time the Brigade in Majar was complaining that the British were interogating Brigade members and beating them up during that interogation. and they were telling us about a "sniffer - shamshoom", that's what they were calling the Iraqi whom I saw go in the police station with the british. he had a Kufiah wrapped around his head and was wearing big dark sunglasses. more about that in the word blog