Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Explosion at Big American Base in Mosul Kills 22

The New York Times > International > Middle East > Insurgents: Explosion at Big American Base in Mosul Kills 22

In the single deadliest attack since the US invasion of Iraq, at least 24 people were killed, including 19 GIs, and 60 people wounded, when an explosion ripped through a mess tent near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Mosul may be becoming the new Falluja; when insurgents fled the southern city in the run-up to coalition forces' "pacification," many ended up in Mosul,
already a center of insurgent activity.

The US military occupation of Iraq was
officially slated to end this month, according to a Pentagon projection in April 2003. Instead, we have a growing insurgency of growing effectiveness, and most Americans don't agree with the President's assessment of the war as " a vital mission for peace."

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