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Insurgents Attack Abu Ghraib, 18 US Casualties  
User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

"A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American casualties, U.S. military officials told NBC News. "

"insurgents attacked with two car or truck bombs, 40 mortars and an intense ground assault.

The attack began as darkness fell on the city, 1st Lt. Adam Rondeau told the Associated Press. Soldiers and Marines stationed at the detention facility responded, and the resulting clash lasted about 40 minutes, Rondeau said.

"This was obviously a very well-organized attack and a very big attack," he said."

No word has been given whether ANY of the insurgents were injured/kill or captured.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

I haven't seen any of this on the news.

Do you have a link?

Forty to Sixty insurgents against a fortified facility. And that many US Casualties? Doesn't bode well for our forces. . . what caused the casualties? Lucky shot with a mortar? Certainly not one on one ground fire.

Quoting Greaser (Thread starter):
"This was obviously a very well-organized attack and a very big attack," he said."

Understatement if they were able to inflict these types of casualties in 40 minutes against a hardened target.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Remember that "casualties" does not always mean "killed". In fact all of the U.S. troops survived and most of the injuries were minor.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...u=/ap/20050403/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq



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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1146 times:

Thoughts and prayers go out to them. Missed that on the news.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Thanks for the link B757300 . . .

I understand what casualties mean . . . believe me . . . I'm still rather surprised at the number given the facility that was attacked. I would hazard a guess that the US forces were in a bit less than on the ball . . . can't do that in a war zone, ever.

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 3):
Thoughts and prayers go out to them. Missed that on the news.

Concur . . .


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 3):
Thoughts and prayers go out to them. Missed that on the news.

That's because you were so busy bitching about the coverage on the Pope.  Big grin

Glad none of our guys were killed, and it shows that the situation in Iraq is far from safe.


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