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ITV News Crew "Missing" in southern Iraq :(

Discussion in 'GD Archive' started by endeavour, 22 Mar 2003.

  1. endeavour

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    According to the BBC News ticker (news.bbc.co.uk) the ITV News Crew in Southern Iraq are "missing".

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  2. sik

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    ****.

    I hope they're okay, but aren't they with the British Soldiers?
     
  3. James_N

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    gah, hope they turn up :(
     
  4. NeoNemesis

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    Bring Trevor Macdonald home!!!
     
  5. Pho

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    I think theirs a few crews out there, I know bbc have a couple in different places.

    I'm sure the british will be ok.
     
  6. Sleepy

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    Depends on wether they were embedded or unilaterals. not sure if the latter would have been allowed into Iraq
     
  7. Annihil8or

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    Holy ****. Who knows what they might do to them now they know they have nothing to lose. :( :(
     
  8. Hojo

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    May have driven over a tank mine :(
     
  9. Sleepy

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  10. Goose

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    They came under fire on their way to Basra apparently.

    [Edit] Too late :/
     
  11. Pho

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    BBC News 24 just said that they were NOT with British troops - they came from Iraq by their selves.
     
  12. James_N

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    news just on the radio said that one journalist was killed (not sure of nationallity) and some troops (not sure if british or US) have been killed when their vehicles were ambushed :(
     
  13. Hojo

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    US troops 2 humv got hit, to soldiers in each got killed.
     
  14. Sp00n

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  15. [ASSE]Hinchy

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    Just seen on the news that the ITV reporter has been killed. Terry Lloyd was it?

    Sad news. Didn't stick around the TV long enough to hear details but I'm sure I just saw it as they went through the headlines.
     
  16. SDK^

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  17. kibblerok

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    they say they believe him to be dead

    quite shocked they were going like that without properly knowing though, quite sad really although they believe it was the US that might have killed him (so the report said)

    be quite cool if he sent his latest report into the newsroom.... although thats not likely :(
     
  18. dirtydog

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    I will be flamed for this but........

    Why is the death of a news reporter so much more sad and tragic than the death of a soldier or civilian? The ITN news at 6.30 talked of little else. This is sad news for those involved, their friends and families but I don't know him from Adam, any more than I know any of the dead soldiers in this war. So his death is no more tragic to me than theirs.
     
  19. PhilthyPhil

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    As I understand it they were told to turn arround by British troops as the area was not safe. If this is true then I have no sympathy whatsoever for them.
     
  20. Sleepy

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    Its not. But it is human nature to grieve more for a colleague than an unknown soldier.