CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar April 6 —
Between 2,000 and 3,000 Iraqis were killed as the 3rd Infantry
Division moved through southwestern Baghdad, U.S. Central Command
spokesman Jim Wilkinson said.
Gen. Tommy Franks was briefed on the toll of Saturday's raid,
which took troops on a 25-mile run through the southern sector of
the city, Wilkinson said.
"I know the number that Gen. Franks was briefed on and it was
between 2,000 and 3,000," Wilkinson said.
He said while some Iraqi civilians welcomed the troops, other
Iraqis put up a fight, including a mixture of Republican Guard and
"I don't want to overstate the heavy fighting. A lot of the time
there was no fighting. In some portion of the time, there was
fighting," he said.
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