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Was there a Military Disaster in Iraq?

There is a rumor that there has been a military disaster inIraq involving an attack near the Green Zone and manyAmerican casualties. On October 10, a massive fire wasobserved at Forward Operations Base Falcon, one of thelargest US camps in Baghdad, and reported by BBC News.Andrew North reported on the BBC that eyewitnesses "believethere was some kind of attack on the base." A US spokesmantold North that there had been "some indirect attacks" onthe base, which usually refers to mortar attacks. The USclaimed that there were no casualties, however a storypersists that there were actually substantial casualtiesfrom a well-organized assault. Huge fires were definitelyseen by reporters and are visible onBBCNews video.

TRBNews states "Late on the evening of October 10, 2006,Iraqi resistance groups lobbed mortar and rocket rounds intothe immense Forward Base Falcon, the largest Americanmilitary base in Iraq, located 13 km south of the Green Zonein Baghdad. In addition to accurate mortar fire, Grad andKatyusha rockets were also used."

The TRB story includes lists of American casualties by name,but there is no support for this from the US DefenseDepartment, which admits that an attack took place, butsays that there were no American casualties.To read TRBNews's story,click here

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