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Hillah was the scene of relatively heavy fighting in the 2003 invasion of Iraq on and around April 1, 2003. Iraqi casualties were unknown but heavy, with several hundred reported to have been killed in fierce fighting with United States Army forces. Shortly after the invasion a mass grave site was reported by locals to be in the area around Hillah.

this part suggest the mass grave was due to the fighting with US army, which is obviously not, it is due to saddam ethnic cleansing. fix it please.

what's with the Matthew 6:24 thing at the bottom of the article?

From what I recall the historical site was rebuilt and the US help fun restoration as well as preservation of the site. I have no doubt some damage was done by us forces but it was minor.. however many relics where stolen before the US gained contorl of Babylon. Also the attempted car bombing was in actuality a car bomb followed by a truck bomb. These where aimed at the Polish Logistics base. The driver of the car bomb was shot and unable to blow the front gate as planned. The truck then decided to try and run through the T walls of the base but got stuck in the mud. It's important to note that even though no colalition forces where hurt in this attack the detonations did in fact kill civilians nearby. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:41, August 23, 2007 (UTC)

why is it categorized as a holy city? Any info on that? Watcher 01:08, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


What's wrong with the map and coordinate link? I don't have experience working with these wikiboxes - why is the city on the bottom edge, outside the country's borders? Alvis 04:57, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Truck bombing in February 2004[edit]

The truck bombing incident was on February 18th, 2004. Several civilians were killed (the initial count on the ground by a US Army medic was in the dozens but newspapers report everywhere from 6 to over 20), i believe a pole was killed and an american wounded. I was on the ground at the other gate at the time of the bombings waiting to be cleared to leave the camp on a convoy. The camp wasn't really a polish logistics camp. While Poles did control camp security, the majority of people on the camp seemed to be American and British. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:58, 31 January 2008 (UTC)


I attempted to improve the grammar of the material added by Super goten 1993, and am not confident I preserved the meaning of all of it. For example, is "sword of the sea" the name of a newspaper? Not that I could tell by a quick Google search. Arrayoutofbounds (talk) 06:09, 22 June 2014 (UTC)