Coalition Forces in Ramadi Attacked From Mosque
American Forces Press Service
RAMADI, Iraq, Aug. 25, 2006 Coalition forces were attacked today from the Al Qadir Al Kilami mosque in Ramadi, Iraq, military officials here reported.
The attack at about 12:30 p.m. included small-arms and machine-gun fire, rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and a makeshift bomb, officials said.
Coalition forces returned fire in self-defense using escalation-of-force procedures, officials said, and finally fired several main gun rounds from M1 tanks into the mosque to defeat the attackers. The mosque’s dome and minaret were heavily damaged.
A coalition soldier was wounded in the attack, but later returned to duty. Officials said no assessment was available yet on enemy or civilian casualties.
(From a Multinational Corps Iraq news release.)