OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM': SOME HUMANITARIAN REFLECTIONS
Okello Odhiambo, Edward
Wanjiru Mwangi, Eunice
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"War in Iraq", "War in the Gulf', "It's all Bombardment", "Civilian Death Toll in Iraq Increases ", " Baghdad F i nal l y Falls", etc , were some of the showy press headlines during the second Gulf War in 2003. Not even the ethnic based maga zines were left behind in this war-clouded event. The same period also wit nessed the rising numbers of electronic gadget users in the manner of keep i ng abreast with the events in Iraq. The cyberspace was not left behind in this orgy event and many times it made efforts to provide its consumers with the informa tion on the wa r . Everywhere it was just war in Iraq; people in the streets of Nairobi, Kampala, Kuala Lumpur, London, etc , could only think about or be heard talking about one thing during this time: the War in the Gulf. Press reports from the conflict area would also be saturated with warfare issues and many times they would publish information about the grenade-propelled rockets being used by the Iraqi soldiers, Iraqi combatants using r uses and perfidy to ambush their enemies and the US-led forces dropping the dreadful cluster bombs of the Rockeye type full of hundreds or thousands of bomblets.
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