The now-infamous hostage situation

April 2005

This situation has been really interesting to follow. Initially, there were reports that Sunnis had taken up to 150 hostages in a town south of Baghdad, as it turns out, this never happened, but the Iraqi Security Force went into the town, which is now becoming a source of contention since it looks like it may have just been fabricated by the Shiites to flex their muscles. The Iraq Blogs have been covering the rise and fall of this “fake crisis.”