THAT SUCKS 20:37 29 Mar 2003

This from a Reuters report on 3rd ID fighting in Al Kifl, north of An Najaf on the Baghdad side of the Euphrates:

The officers said the tank unit fired two 120 mm high velocity depleted uranium rounds straight down the main road, creating a powerful vacuum that literally sucked guerrillas out from their hideaways into the street, where they were shot down by small arms fire or run over by the tanks.

Update 21:50 29 Mar 2001

I apologize for the above subject line. []

Update 10:31 31 Mar 2003

A loyal reader, I’ll call him MacUser, has asked for confirmation of this story, questioning the physics blah blah blah. All I can say is: The story ran in Reuters, which means it must be accurate, right? Right? C’mon, folks. Right?