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Iraq: IED Attack (VIII) Against U.S. Convoy - December 10th, 2006

 

Background

 

“The year 2006 proved to be the bloodiest year of the Iraq war for U.S. troops, and December was the third deadliest month, according to new Pentagon data. As President Bush, his war cabinet and numerous others debate the way ahead in Iraq - and a surge of thousands more troops appears likely - data shows that Iraq is an increasingly dangerous place. There were 703 hostile deaths among U.S. troops in 2006, up from 673 in 2005 and 675 in 2004, according to data obtained by Military Times but not yet released by the Defense Manpower Data Center. Likewise, violence claimed the lives of 111 U.S. troops in December - the third highest monthly tally since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The highest was 137 in November 2004, followed by 135 in April 2004. […]”

 

Excerpt of an Army Times article from January 5th, 2007.

Familiar image in 2006: an exploding IED

 

The Video

 

 

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War Scenes from Baghdad - A Year in Review

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Video & Photo Credits

 

The Video

 

1) The video features an IED attack against an U.S. military convoy north of Baghdad on December 10th, 2006. The video has been published by the insurgent group “Jaish Al-Mujahadeen”;

 

War Scenes from Iraq - A Year in Review

 

1) Aftermath of an IED explosion near Baghdad - February 1st, 2006 - Associated Press;

2) A unit of US forces providing rescue care for injured soldiers following an attack on a US patrol in a Baghdad street - May 29th, 2006 - As-Safir;

3) An Iraqi woman walks past a damaged residential building, following rocket attacks on Thursday evening, in Baghdad, Iraq. A barrage of coordinated bomb and rocket attacks on Aug. 31, 2006, across eastern Baghdad neighborhoods killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 200 within about half an hour, police said Friday. The attacks on mainly Shiite neighborhoods came even as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Iraqi forces should have control over most of the country by year's end. - September 1st, 2006 - Hadi Mizban/Associated Press;

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