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Brave Soldiers......training the Iraqi Police is a dangerous dangerous mission ladies and gents.  al-Qa'ida targets the IPs, INPs, and IA like no one else.  When we are imbedded with them, it ups our threat level a few notches. These were brave Soldiers....I hope folks back home remember the sacrifices of your fighting men. And for you cops who are thinking of working contracts training Iraqi and Afghan Police...and you have never been in the military and been to the new "battlefield"..understand what youre getting yourselves into. This is not policing subburban Missouri....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By HAMID AHMED, Assoacited Press Writer Hamid Ahmed, Assoacited Press Writer – 13 mins ago
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BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into a wall around a police headquarters in northern Iraq on Friday, killing five American soldiers and two Iraqi policemen in the single deadliest attack against U.S. forces this year, the U.S. military and Iraqi police said.


A sixth American soldier and 17 Iraqi policemen were also wounded in the blast that took place near the national police headquarters in southwestern Mosul — Iraq's third-largest city and al-Qaida's last urban stronghold.


Suicide bombings — a hallmark of al-Qaida's attack style — continue to threaten the city, which U.S. troops must leave by June 30 under an agreement with the Iraqis. The approaching deadline has raised fears about what will happen after American soldiers depart.


Lt. Col. Michael Stuart, chief of U.S. operations in Mosul, said the target was the Iraqi national police complex and not the U.S. patrol. He said the American patrol just happened to be on the same street when the attack occurred.


"It was just bad timing," Stuart told The Associated Press.


Friday's blast was the deadliest single bombing attack against U.S. troops this year. A suicide car bomb struck a U.S. patrol in Mosul on Feb. 9, killing four American soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter. Also, four U.S. soldiers were killed Jan. 26 when two helicopters collided over the northern city of Kirkuk.


The suicide bomber made a sharp turn as he approached the police complex, then rammed his truck through an iron barrier, hitting a sandbagged wall beyond it and detonating his vehicle near the station's main building, Iraqi police said. The blast shook the entire complex, according to witnesses and police.


The U.S. military said two people were detained in connection with Friday's attack, which is under investigation, and the names of those killed were being withheld pending notification of families.


Although U.S.combat troops have to leave of Iraqi cities by the end of June under the U.S.-Iraqi security agreement that went into effect this year, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Raymond Odierno, told The Times of London this week that the American troops may have to stay in Mosul and another northern city, Baqouba, after the deadline because insurgents remain active there.


The policemen wounded in Friday's blast were taken to a nearby hospital, said a Mosul police officer with the provincial command. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.


Mosul had been relatively quiet in recent weeks compared to Baghdad where attacks killed at least 53 people this week.


 

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Five U.S. Soldiers and two ISF killed by suicide truck bomb
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Friday, 10 April 2009



Multi-National Division - North

Public Affairs Office,

COB Speicher, Iraq


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RELEASE No. 090410-01


April 10, 2009


Five U.S. Soldiers and two ISF killed by suicide truck bomb


Multi-National Division – North


MOSUL, Iraq – Five U.S. Coalition Soldiers were killed, and one wounded from a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device attack earlier today in Mosul.  Two Iraqi Security Forces were also killed and 20 wounded.

 

The suicide truck bomb exploded near the Iraqi National Police headquarters in the southwest section of the city.


At least two individuals suspected of being involved in the attack were detained, and the incident is under investigation.


The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense.


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May these five young, brave Patriots Rest Eternally in Peace, and the wounded soldier recover quickly and completely from his wounds.



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Rest in peace soldiers, your tour is done.  I pray for their families and friends.  I also pray that those wounded will receive a speedy recovery.


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Rest in Peace Brothers in Arms. PSD, be careful up there, I'm headed home in a week, make sure you get back in one peace Brother. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe. Thanks for your service.


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Sad news. Rest in peace. Thank you for the services you all provided for our Country. God Bless

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Rest in Peace Brothers in Arms. PSD, be careful up there, I'm headed home in a week, make sure you get back in one peace Brother. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe. Thanks for your service.



congrats on redeployment...looking forward to saying goodbye to Iraq again myself. 


Shockusmc, less than that bro..less than that and Ill be home.  Its been a long deployment thats for sure.  Glad Im not regular Army...those cats do 15 months....

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USAFE7 says ...



Rest in Peace Brothers in Arms. PSD, be careful up there, I'm headed home in a week, make sure you get back in one peace Brother. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe. Thanks for your service.



congrats on redeployment...looking forward to saying goodbye to Iraq again myself. 


Shockusmc, less than that bro..less than that and Ill be home.  Its been a long deployment thats for sure.  Glad Im not regular Army...those cats do 15 months....



Can't wait, testing in Omaha for LE on 25th also, so getting ready to trade in Blue suit, for blue??? That sounds right.


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Rest in peace, Brothers.  God bless and watch over you and your families.


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USAFE7 says ...



PSD_TEAM_LEADER says ...



USAFE7 says ...



Rest in Peace Brothers in Arms. PSD, be careful up there, I'm headed home in a week, make sure you get back in one peace Brother. Keep your head on a swivel and stay safe. Thanks for your service.



congrats on redeployment...looking forward to saying goodbye to Iraq again myself. 


Shockusmc, less than that bro..less than that and Ill be home.  Its been a long deployment thats for sure.  Glad Im not regular Army...those cats do 15 months....



Can't wait, testing in Omaha for LE on 25th also, so getting ready to trade in Blue suit, for blue??? That sounds right.



good luck, more returning veterans SHOULD look to LE when they return to the civilian world.  Looking forward to finishing up this enlistment and being able to concentrate 100% on my LE career.