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  • AC-130 destroys truck after watching it launch ballistic missile at US troops in Iraq

    11/22/2023 5:24:03 AM PST · by logi_cal869 · 26 replies
    Task & Purpose via MSN ^ | 11/21/2023 | Jeff Schogol
    An Air Force AC-130 gunship destroyed a truck on Tuesday in Western Iraq after the aircraft’s crew watched Iranian-backed militia fighters use the vehicle to launch a ballistic missile attack on U.S. troops, injuring eight Americans, defense officials said. “Immediately following the attack, a U.S. military AC-130 aircraft in the area conducted a self-defense strike against an Iranian-backed militia vehicle and a number of Iranian-backed militia personnel involved in this attack,” according to U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM. “This self-defense strike resulted in several enemy casualties.” The AC-130 was airborne at the time of the attack on Al Asad Air...
  • ISIS Fighters Attack Iraqi Base Wearing Iraqi Army Uniforms

    02/13/2015 7:36:01 PM PST · by rey · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | 13 Feb, 2015 | By MARTHA RADDATZ and LUIS MARTINEZ
    News video at site Between 20 and 25 ISIS fighters wearing Iraqi Army uniforms infiltrated al-Asad airbase Friday -- the sprawling western Iraqi base where 400 American forces are training Iraqi troops -- and tried to enter the base, military officials said.
  • Isis: Eight suicide bombers killed at Iraqi base HQ for US Marines

    02/13/2015 7:57:40 AM PST · by McGruff · 38 replies
    Internation Business Times ^ | February 13, 2015 15:10 GMT | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    The Islamic State (Isis) has launched an attempted suicide attack against an Iraqi air base in Anbar province where hundreds of US marines are training Iraqi troops, according to reports. Eight IS militants tried to penetrate the Ain al-Asad military base with the intention of blowing themselves up but were promptly killed by the coalition's counter strike, CBS News reported. "Coalition force were several km from the attack and at no stage were they under direct threat from this action," said a statement from the US coalition. Jihadists had assaulted the Ain al-Asad base and the nearby town of al-Baghdadi...
  • Bombers make it onto Iraq base used by U.S. troops

    02/13/2015 8:08:13 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    CBS News online ^ | 13 February 2015 | N/A
    Eight suicide bombers managed Friday to get onto a sprawling Iraqi military base where hundreds of U.S. Marines are training their Iraqi counterparts, but were killed by an ISF counter attack almost immediately.
  • Bombers make it onto Iraq base used by U.S. troops

    02/13/2015 6:55:08 AM PST · by rey · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Feb 2015
    Link only- 8 suicide bombers have made their way on but have been stopped.
  • ISIS SEIZES RAMADI CITY – 300 US Marines Trapped at Base – Contact With Base Lost

    02/12/2015 1:26:41 PM PST · by combat_boots · 349 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/2015 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS fighters seized most of Ramadi – where 300 US Marines are stationed training Iraqi Forces.Al-Asad base is near the city – where 300 Marines are stationed.The US Marines at Al-Asad airbase has been under frequent attack since January. But today ISIS seized large swaths of the city. UNCONFIRMED: There are initial reports of ISIS attack/capture of al-Asad air base in which there are over 300 U.S. marines— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) February 12, 2015 The al-Asad air base is near the town of al-Baghadai in Western Iraq, apparently captured a few hours ago by ISIS— Chemi Shalev (@ChemiShalev) February 12,...
  • ISIS on the doorstep? Fighters reportedly seize Iraqi town near base holding US Marines

    02/12/2015 6:41:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2015 | Shep Smith, Lucas Tomlinson
    Islamic State fighters reportedly seized most of a western Iraqi town on Thursday, in fighting taking place mere miles from an air base where hundreds of U.S. Marines are training Iraqis. Reuters, quoting local officials, reported Thursday that ISIS militants had overrun much of the town of al-Baghdadi. One local Iraqi official told Reuters that, "Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents."
  • ISIS Captures Iraqi Town, Threatens Airbase Where U.S. Marines Are Training Iraqi Troops

    02/12/2015 6:44:20 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies ^ | February 12, 2015 | John Hayward
    Reuters reports that the Islamic State has taken over most of the Western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, putting them dangerously close to the Ain al-Asad air base, where 320 U.S. Marines are engaged in training soldiers from the Iraqi 7th Division. Al-Baghdadi, about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province, had been besieged for months by the radical Sunni Islamist militants who captured vast swathes of northern and western Iraq last year.
  • ISIS Fighters Reportedly Seize Parts Of Iraqi Town, Threatening U.S. Marine Base

    02/12/2015 6:46:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Huffing and Puffinvgton Post ^ | February 12, 2015
    Islamic State insurgents took control on Thursday of large parts of the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, threatening an air base where U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops, officials said. Al-Baghdadi, about 85 km (50 miles) northwest of Ramadi in Anbar province, has been besieged for months by the radical Sunni Islamist militants who captured vast swathes of northern and western Iraq last year.
  • BREAKING: Reports Claim ISIS Just Captured al-Asad Air Base Where 300 U.S. Marines Could Be Trapped

    02/12/2015 6:30:58 PM PST · by rey · 203 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 12 Fe 2015 | Eric Odom
    This is a story with various reports flying from multiple directions and it’s hard to get a grasp on exactly what’s happening. What we know at the moment is that ISIS is claiming it has seized control of the al-Asad air base in the Ramadi area of Iraq. According to multiple twitter feeds the Iraqi army has lost contact with its people inside the base. From what we can tell the 300 Marines are on location to train Iraqi military. The Pentagon is pushing back on these initial reports about al-Asad. According to the Pentagon ISIS is initiating attacks against...
  • Haditha girl returns home after heart surgery in U.S.

    03/09/2008 1:49:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 561+ views
    HADITHA, Iraq – A two-year-old Iraqi girl returned to Haditha March 7 after undergoing open-heart surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Ala Thabit Fattah, the girl’s father, and several family members traveled with Marines to Baghdad International Airport to meet Amenah, who departed Iraq Jan. 22 with his wife. “I am very happy. I was very worried that my daughter would not come home alive,” Fattah said. “I am very grateful for the great treatment the American people gave to my family.” The family then flew to Al Asad Airbase in Al Anbar Province, where...
  • President Bush Visits And Thanks Troops In Anbar Province

    09/04/2007 3:09:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 7 replies · 409+ views
    White House Website ^ | 9-3-07 | President George W. Bush
    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. General, thank you very much. It's an honor to be with you. As you know, today is Labor Day back home -- (hooah) -- so I thought I'd come by to thank you for all your hard work. (Hooah.) Every day -- every day -- you show bravery under incredibly difficult circumstances. Every day you're doing work on the sands of Anbar that is making it safer in the streets of America. And every day the United States of America is grateful for what you're doing. I want you to tell your families the Commander-in-Chief...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 10/20/04-Samarra,Fallujah,Ramadi,Baghdad

    10/20/2004 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 101 replies · 10,260+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 10/20/04 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 10/20/04 -Samarra, Fallujah, Ramadi, Baghdad, Sadr City, Bile, Umm Qasr, Al Asad Air Base, USS John F. Kennedy BREAKING: Samarra - Fighting Terrorists BREAKING: Fallujah, Ramadi - Search for Terrorists BREAKING: Baghdad, Sadr City - Iraqi children freed by the USA attend classes BREAKING: Bile - Kurds freed by the USA BREAKING: Umm Qasr, Al Asad Air Base, USS John F. Kennedy QFN ==== QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (PR Arm of the DNC) ========= Samarra ========= In Samarra, ~125 kilometers north of...