Attack on Iraqi base leaves at least 15 soldiers dead, officials say
Iraqi police and pedestrians look at the shell of a car, one of a series of car bombs targeting army and police patrols.
July 23rd, 2012
04:06 AM ET

Attack on Iraqi base leaves at least 15 soldiers dead, officials say

Gunmen attacked an Iraqi military base north of Baghdad early Monday, killing at least 15 soldiers, officials from the Ministry of Interior said.

The attackers used mortar rounds and small arms to target the base in the town of Dhuluiya, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad, the officials said.

At least three people were wounded in the attack in the predominantly Sunni community, the officials said.

While overall attacks have dropped off in Iraq since the height of violence in 2006, insurgents have routinely targeted Iraqi security forces.

In a separate attack Monday, a series of bombings targeted a residential area in Taji, on the northern outskirts of the Iraqi capital, killing at least seven people and wounding 28, the officials said.

The blasts included a car bomb and three roadside bombs, they said.

In western Baghdad, a roadside bomb wounded three people, the officials said.

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    Wars are so easily started, but take lifetimes to end, the philosophy of "Just Wars" cost the powerfull nothing out of own pockets, they use national treasury to cover cost and pocket the profits.
    What is left of Iraq proper is a wasteland of corruption and death, a nation with no sovereign powers to lead itself, dependent upon foreign investment that is paid out of energy fields long depleted, a welfare agency to a defeated disinherited past deliberately sprung by its occupiers.
    Compassionate neo liberalisms failure to improve a peoples lives now but blurbs in papers.
    Tje Kurds who wrre our allies since Gulf war one ended up with all the best lands and richest energy fielfs and actual. control with Israel and US protectorate status now flies its own flag and its pipeline lines supply Israels Haiha refinerys direct with 400 milion dollars a year oil.
    Even there the war is not over as they aid their new benefactors covert war with Iran and aid Kurds in Syria as. well.
    We gloried over the gore and shake our heads at the. acts of desperate peoples,
    A land where more people are killed by violence each year than was the case for past 100 years of so called despotic and inhumane rulers.

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    Hi phillip are you done yet

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    Wars are nothing more than political decisions made by those countries involved! Those that suffer are the military members, their families, and those from other countries. VIET NAM: Our enemy, N. Viet Nam, that we HAD to defeat in the interests of S. Viet Nam, and NOW we are friends, do business with them, etc.. ONE DAY, we will, maybe, be doing the same thing with Iraq, Afganistan, etc.. Those countries we are now involved with, and future ones, are a different story! Their history should show everyone that CHANGE, for them, is a culture and daily event, and is not going to happen, at least in our lifetime!

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