She says, Shi'a people leave Adh Dhouloueya and go to Samarra.
“The Peace Brigades have been welcomed by the Sunni people of Samarra,” he said.
He prepared operations south of Samarra and north of Baghdad.
Heavily redacted, the log entries offer surreal but chilling glimpses of the chaos that followed the Samarra bombing on Feb. 22.
It has been six months since unknown insurgents destroyed the Al-Askari mosque in Samarra.
Two were broken up in the rapids near Daur, the rest reached Samarra in safety on the second day.
The inhabitants of Samarra are, I believe, the most ill-balanced people in the world.
The Samarra fighting, these railhead battles, was the last organized campaign which the Turk fought.
The 28th Brigade moved on, following the 21st Brigade, who occupied Samarra.
Close by Samarra stands a strange corkscrew tower, known by the natives as the Malwiyah.
city in north-central Iraq; phrase an appointment in Samarra indicating the inevitability of death is from an old Arabic tale (first in English apparently in W. Somerset Maugham's play "Sheppey," 1933), in which a man encunters Death (with a surprised look on his bony face) one day in the marketplace in Baghdad; he flees in terror and by dusk has reached Samarra. Death takes him there, and, when questioned, replies, "I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra."