posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 05:19 AM
In a battle lasting more than an hour, heavily armed militants attempted to gain control of Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
As many as 44 US troops and 12 prisoners were injured in the surprise attack, which began with the detonation of a car bomb.
Heavily armed militants have made a sustained attack on Iraq's notorious Abu Ghraib prison, wounding 44 US troops and 12 prisoners inside.
They struck after dark, targeting an outbuilding with a car bomb and following up with another bomb, gunfire and grenades, US officials said.
Guards fought the attackers for about an hour, calling in helicopters and tanks to restore control.
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This seems to be a turn-around in tactics for the Iraqi insurgents, attacking a hardened target and engaging in a prolonged battle with a clear
If it's an indication that the miltants are becoming more organized, it will begin to cause more headaches for the coallition forces in Iraq.