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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison Attacked, 56 Hurt (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 10:57 PM
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A highly organized attack on the infamous Abu Ghraib Prison of Iraq injured 44 US soldiers and 12 prisoners. The prison was attacked just hours ago in an organized operation by 40 militants who fired rocket-propelled grenades and strategically set off two car bombs. This attack raised the casualty toll from 20 to 44 US servicemen. Although the attack was brute and intense, no prisoner escaped.
 



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nsurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, injuring 44 U.S. forces and 12 prisoners, the U.S. military said Sunday, while six people were killed elsewhere in Iraq following a period of declining attacks that had raised hopes the insurgency might be weakening.

At least 40 militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and set off two car bombs at the infamous prison as darkness fell Saturday night, 1st Lt. Adam Rondeau said. Soldiers and Marines stationed at the detention facility responded, and the resulting clash and gunfight lasted about 40 minutes. No one escaped.

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


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Even though the insurgency is on the decline it's apparent that these militants still can get together and administer these large scale attacks on US facilities. But then one would have to ask why? Sadaam loyalist are completely non-existent in Iraq, The US military has instilled democracy within the country which was warmly welcomed by the Iraqi people. So what exactly are these militants fighting for? And more importantly, Why haven't we've completely pacified the Iraqi resistance?

[edit on 4/3/2005 by Simulacra]




 
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