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Insurgents use Mosque as Battle Grounds

Mosul, Iraq
- Multi-National Forces came under attack by anti-Iraqi insurgents firing from a mosque in northern Iraq on Jan. 14.

Multi-National Forces were patrolling in eastern Mosul when they were hit by rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire from anti-Iraqi insurgents shooting from the Rashan Mosque. No injuries were reported from the incident.

Firing from the mosque is a violation of the law of war. Iraqi authorities have stated that those insurgents using a religious center as their headquarters or as a place to attack Iraqi Security Forces or Multi-National Forces will not be safe.

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