Feb. 19, 2007
By BUSHRA JUHI (AP) CBS News
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents launched a brazen coordinated attack on a U.S. combat post Monday, sending in a suicide bomber and clashing with American troops. Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 17 wounded, the military said.
The assault began with a suicide bomber exploding a vehicle outside the base north of Baghdad, said the military statement. It gave no further details beyond the number of dead and wounded.
Residents said U.S. forces fought with militants after the suicide bomber tried to break through barriers around the base near Tarmiyah, about 30 miles north of Baghdad. For hours, helicopters were seen landing at the base and leaving, More....
This from Al Jazeera -
Military base attacked
US forces came under attack north of Baghdad after a suicide bomber apparently tried to break through barriers around a joint base with Iraqi forces.
"Suicide attackers, driving booby-trapped cars, have stormed the base when a large number of US troops were gathering there," Ali Salem, an Iraqi journalist, told Al Jazeera.
Two US soldiers were killed and 17 wounded in the attack, the US military said.
Outside the capital, two suicide car bombers blew themselves up in Ramadi, killing at least 11 people and wounding four, police and witnesses said.
The first explosion hit the blast walls outside the house of Abdul Setar Abu Risha, a tribal leader who has led a government-backed campaign to fight al-Qaeda-linked fighters in al-Anbar province. The second suicide bomber crashed his vehicle into the house before blowing himself up. More.....
This is why I felt we needed MORE troops for the surge.