As the vehicles burned, one rebel battered a corpse with a tyre jack while another stole a dead man's boots and held them up in triumph.
They had attacked the US fuel convoy with rocket-propelled grenades and guns in a strike that left up to nine men dead and a pall of black smoke hanging in the sky. One US soldier was reported killed.
Witnesses saw bodies burning inside the vehicles, which included military machines and tankers.
The attack took place near the suburb of Abu Ghraib, a Sunni stronghold that has become the base for a series of guerilla raids on Westerners and their vehicles.
Edited by <bleeding_heart>, 10 April 2004 - 05:14 PM.