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Insurgents Attack from Mosque Again

Mosul, Iraq
-- For the second consecutive day, Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Combat Team), were engaged by anti-Iraqi insurgents from a mosque in northern Iraq.

Multi-National Forces from Task Force Olympia were patrolling in eastern Mosul when their convoy came under attack by anti-Iraqi insurgents. Multi-National Forces and Iraqi Security Forces came under attack from the same mosque on Jan. 14. The Multi-National Forces countered with a proportional, precise and appropriate attack.

Firing from the mosque clearly 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.

Release #050115h

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