Blog: Iraqi forces' pickups
Dave Leggett | 7 April 2003
Just by way of follow-up, on the BBC TV news last night, a reporter said that the Iraqis recently imported - from South-East Asia - a thousand pickups under the UN's 'oil for food' programme and intended for civilian applications. The report said that on importation they were immediately modified - with some body armour added and guns fixed to the flat bed - and earmarked for non-conventional military operations. Nissan pickups certainly seem to be much in evidence in the news reports I've seen - Nissan Big M pickups, made in Thailand, perhaps.
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