Middle East

October 26, 2010

Wikileaks papers tell more about 2007 attack in Iraq

The scene after a deadly attack on a Stryker left little hope that anyone would emerge from the obliterated infantry carrier. The hull and rear door were gone, the tires blown off. One wounded and trapped soldier was struggling to exit the hatch of the upside-down Stryker. The attack was well-coordinated, and three other Strykers came under fire from a nearby mosque when the bomb ripped through their companions’ vehicle. At the time, the May 6, 2007, assault in Iraq’s Diyala province was the deadliest hit on a Stryker in the war.

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