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  • 4-year-old Israeli boy killed by mortar fired from UNRWA school in Gaza

    08/22/2014 4:26:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/14 | Robert Spencer
    There needs to be an investigation of the United Nations. As I wrote on July 29: “There needs to be an investigation of the UNRWA over this. Could it really keep happening without any UN officials knowing what was going on? The problem is, who can investigate the United Nations? Not Obama’s investigative or intelligence apparatus.” Enough is enough. The UN should be defunded and expelled from the United States. “4-Year-Old Israeli Boy, Daniel Tregerman, Killed by Mortar Fired From UNRWA School in Gaza,” Algemeiner, August 22, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller): Daniel Tregerman, a 4-year-old boy was killed in...
  • 'Several' people killed and injured in mortar attack on southern Israel - UPDATED X2

    07/28/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/28/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    There goes the 'cease fire.' 'Several' people (the initial report said three but they removed the number) have been killed and several more injured in a mortar attack by 'Palestinians' on the Eshkol regional council in southern Israel. Ten people in total suffered from the attack. Emergency teams evacuated at lease nine people to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. Four of those injured were airlifted to the hospital.  The projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed among a crowd of people. None of those killed or hurt in the projectile attack were Eshkol residents, said a spokeswoman for...
  • Mortar from Syria Fired Towards Golan Heights

    07/13/2014 2:45:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 7/13/14 | Ido Ben Porat
    A mortar shell from Syria was fired on Sunday evening towards the Israeli side of the Golan Heights and exploded near the Druze village of Mas’ade. The mortar shell exploded in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. The IDF responded with artillery fire towards Syrian military posts, and the IDF Spokesman said direct hits were identified. The incident marks the third time in recent weeks that fire was opened towards Israel from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Late last month, an Israeli teenager was killed and several people were wounded after an explosive device was...
  • North Korean army minister 'executed with mortar round'

    12/13/2013 10:27:46 AM PST · by Freelance Warrior · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:55PM BST 24 Oct 2012 | Julian Ryal
    A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death. On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and "obliterated."
  • Report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, Al-Queda online Mag .....

    04/23/2013 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on April 23, 2013 | Allahpundit
    To borrow a line from Dennis Green, they are who we thought they were. From his hospital bed, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has acknowledged his role in planting the explosives near the marathon finish line on April 15, the officials said. The first successful large-scale bombing in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, era, the Boston attack killed three people and wounded more than 250 others.The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe an ongoing investigation, said Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police as the two attempted to avoid capture, do not appear to have been...
  • 7 Marines killed during explosion at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot

    03/19/2013 1:47:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said. The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it. One official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside its firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. The official was not authorized to speak about the...
  • Soldier, Civilian Killed in Hamas Attacks

    11/20/2012 1:23:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/12 | Maayana Miskin
    An IDF soldier who was critically wounded in a rocket attack Tuesday evening in the Eshkol region has died. He has been identified as 18-year-old Yosef Fartuk of Emanuel. Fartuk was posthumously promoted from private to corporal. Israeli civilian Alayaan Salem al-Nabari was killed in a mortar shell attack in the Eshkol region at approximately the same time. Al-Nabari, an Israeli Bedouin, lived in the southern Negev desert. .....
  • North Korean army minister 'executed with mortar round'

    10/24/2012 10:04:54 PM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Telegraph.UK ^ | 10/24/2012 | Julian Ryall
    A North Korean army minister was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-il's death. Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was taken into custody earlier this year on the orders of Kim Jong-un, who assumed the leadership after the death of his father in December. On the orders of Kim Jong-un to leave "no trace of him behind, down to his hair," according to South Korean media, Kim Chol was forced to stand on a spot that had been zeroed in for a mortar round and "obliterated."
  • NK official is executed for drinking during 100-day mourning period for 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il

    10/24/2012 8:12:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 24 October 2012 | Richard Shears
    North Korean official is executed by MORTAR SHELL for drinking during 100-day mourning period for late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il • Senior military official broke the rules of mourning Kim Jong-il • During the 100-day mourning period North Koreans were forced to abstain from pleasurable activities - including drinking A North Korean military officer has been executed with a mortar shell blast for disrespecting late 'Dear Leader' Kim Jong-il by drinking alcohol during the 100-day mourning period. South Korean media claim Kim Chol, the secretive state’s former vice minister of the army, was forced to stand on a spot that...
  • Mortar Shells Fired at Golan Heights; Damage, No Injuries

    09/25/2012 1:20:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Several mortar shells from Syria was fired on the Golan Heights Tuesday morning, causing damage but no injuries. The IDF is on high alert. At least one of the shells exploded in a community in the northern Golan Heights. "Earlier this morning several mortar shells landed in the Golan Heights, causing no damage or injuries," an IDF spokesman said. "The shells were aimed at villages inside Syria and are part of the ongoing internal conflict." He added that the Israeli military had filed a complaint with United Nations forces responsible for the border area, "saying that fire from Syria leaking...
  • Dozens of rockets, mortar shells explode near Gaza, southern Israel

    08/05/2012 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/5/12 | Gili Cohen , Yanir Yagna, Avi Issacharoff and Reuters |
    Dozens of rockets and mortar shells exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Sunday evening. Residents of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, near the meeting point of the Egypt-Israel-Gaza borders, were told to stay in their homes, for reasons of safety. Palestinians sources in Gaza reported exchanges of fire in the area of Kerem Shalom, including shells fired from the Israeli side, and according to the report, Palestinians have been wounded. Israeli tanks reportedly fired at least 15 shells in the area near Kerem Shalom. Egyptian state television also reported that an Islamist militant group was behind the attack....
  • Mortar Shells From Gaza Contained Phosphorous

    01/01/2012 8:45:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    BJL ^ | 1/1/12 | Yaakov Lapin and Jpost Staff
    The chemical is designed to ignite a fire around the impact zone and is banned by international law for use near civilians. Two mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip into the rural Eshkol Regional Council on Sunday morning contained phosphorous, security forces confirmed. The shells landed in open fields, causing no injuries or damage. Mortars containing phosphorous fired from Gaza have landed in Israeli territory in the past. Phosphorous is designed to ignite a fire around the impact zone. The chemical is banned by international law for use near civilians. The mortar attack follows an Israeli air strike on...
  • IDF Rescues Arab Mother and Baby from Gaza Rocket Attack

    08/28/2011 2:22:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The IDF has rescued an Arab woman and her baby daughter after they received medical care in Israel and then were caught in a Hamas mortar shell attack on the Erez Crossing to northern Gaza. The commander of the Erez crossing and another security officer brought the woman and baby to a protected shelter at the crossing where they were given a meal for the end of the daily fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan. Two other Arab women and another baby, who had received Israel's medical care, managed to cross into Gaza before the explosions at the crossing,...
  • Video: Mk-19 40mm Grenade Launcher Night Shoot

    05/26/2010 7:29:37 PM PDT · by Doogle · 8 replies · 784+ views
    Military.com ^ | 05/26/10 | Military.com
    Military.com had the chance to watch a night shoot at COP Yosef Khel of the 60mm mortar and Mk-19 40mm grenade launcher. The Mk-19 can sure reach out and touch someone! http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do;jsessionid=D4105EDC18055C4B9A39065CF0FF19D1?displayContent=215184&ESRC=airforce-a.nl
  • Man uses live mortars as dumbells

    08/24/2009 1:19:25 PM PDT · by library user · 28 replies · 2,099+ views
    Ananova ^ | August 24, 2009 | Staff
    A man from China decided to keep fit using two old mortars before a friend noticed the devices were still live. Former army officer Xie Long, 87, said: "A colleague told me they were defused and because they were heavy and in the right shape I took two home to use as dumbbells. "Even my two sons used to use them as well for training. I can't believe we trained with them for 30 years with nothing happening." The mortars were discovered by chance when a friend from the local police force who also specialised in explosives visited Long at...
  • 8th IA Mortar Teams Sharpen Skills

    03/29/2009 10:41:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 326+ views
    An 8th Iraqi Army Division Soldier looks through the aiming circle to verify the positioning of a target on the final day of 120 mm mortar system training at the 8th IA Div. headquarters, March 24. Photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. CAMP ECHO — Soldiers from the 8th Iraqi Army (IA) Division completed a six-week mortar training course conducted at their headquarters here, March 24. “The overall training gives them a more immediate capability to hit targets with indirect fire and provide suppression and neutralization,” said Sgt. 1st Class Joel Kane, mortar platoon sergeant, 2nd...
  • Airmen treat Iraqi children injured in mortar attack

    02/21/2008 4:56:14 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 58+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Vanessa Hillman, USAF
    2/21/2008 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- Air Force Theater Hospital Airmen here helped save the lives of seven Iraqi children who were playing soccer when they were wounded in an attack by insurgents Feb. 19 in Al Jumia, Iraq. The seven wounded children were transported to the base and were treated for various injuries. Two were treated for minor injuries and released; five required additional surgery. The children were wounded when two 82-millimeter mortar rounds struck a soccer field in the village of Al Jumia. One 12-year-old child died in the attack. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Todd Rasmussen, a...
  • Mortar Platoon Soldiers Patrol Streets, Get to Know Iraqis

    01/14/2008 4:29:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 68+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq, Jan. 14, 2008 – An Iraqi policeman ran toward a group of soldiers as they approached the pump station outside Kassipa, near Salman Pak, Dec. 21. Bent over with his weapon clutched tightly, he appeared worried. Army Capt. Chris Pearson, mortar platoon leader, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lucas, the platoon sergeant, meet with Sheik Hamed, a local leader in Kassipa, a village near Salman Pak, Iraq, at his home Dec. 21, 2007. Photo by Spc. Ben Hutto, USA   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....
  • Iranian-Made Mortar Likely Used in Recent Attack, General Says

    09/13/2007 9:30:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 232+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2007 – A mortar that killed a coalition servicemember and injured 12 when it detonated earlier this week at a coalition operating base likely was manufactured in Iran, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq said yesterday. (Video) “Our explosive ordnance experts assessed (that) it is consistent with the rockets of Iranian origin we have seen used in other attacks,” Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner told reporters during a briefing in Baghdad. The general said experts matched distinctive markings on mortar fragments collected Sept. 11 from the impact site to unfired Iranian-made 240 mm rockets recovered in...
  • Help with 81mm faked by US claim. (Vanity)

    02/14/2007 2:54:55 PM PST · by Sulla123 · 32 replies · 1,303+ views
    Another Day In The Empire ^ | Patrick Lawrence
    Hello I was hoping to get some more help with a problem. Kurt Nimmo had written an article about how the 81mm the US said was from Iran was fake. And the article got spread around so I decided to check into it and found that they do make one. I sent him the information and he updated the article with his mistake. The problem is now he is saying the websites with the information are fake. So I was wondering if I could get some help proving the links etc. His site is Link. A link to what got...
  • Officials Determine Mortar Caused Fire at Ammo Holding Area

    10/11/2006 4:11:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 589+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2006 – An 82mm mortar round fired by militia forces from a nearby residential area caused yesterday’s fire at a Baghdad ammunition holding area around 10:40 p.m., officials with Multinational Division Baghdad announced today. The fire ignited tank, artillery and small-arms ammunition at a forward operating base in the central Rasheed district of Baghdad. "Intelligence indicates that civilians aligned with a militia organization were responsible for last night's mortar attack," Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, a spokesman for Multinational Division Baghdad, said. At the time of the attack, base personnel went to full alert. Attack aviation and...
  • Coalition Forces Quell Rocket Attacks in Afghanistan, Destroy Mortar

    09/12/2006 7:15:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 296+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2006 – Coalition forces in Afghanistan quelled rocket attacks along the Afghan-Pakistan border yesterday after extremists hiding in nearby hills fired on them, U.S. military officials said. “It’s a pretty common occurrence,” said Army 1st Sgt. David Christopher, the senior enlisted soldier for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. “It happens at least every other day. That’s about 200 rockets we’ve taken in the past seven months.” Foreign fighters, al Qaeda terrorists and common criminals often attempt to cut away at coalition and Afghan efforts to improve governance and...
  • Mortar and Katyusha Remedies??

    08/09/2006 3:28:11 PM PDT · by tomzz · 28 replies · 1,866+ views
    8/9/05 | self
    Israel has been getting plastered for the last month by what amount to low-tech weapons, mainly katyusha rockets and mortar bombs. Those things are WWII vintage weaponry and it's not as if countermeasures did not exist. Granted we don't quite have the laser weapons we'd like to have to shoot those weapons down, we DO have radar which can triangulate the location of anything which obeys ballistic laws, including both mortar bombs and katyusha rockets, and put munitions down on top of the shooters before the incoming projectile even lands. Here's the question: Why is Israel not using this sort...
  • Insurgent Mortar Attack Kills Iraqis; U.S. Soldiers Kill Two Terrorists

    08/04/2006 4:27:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 4, 2006 – Three Iraqi civilians were killed, and nine were injured yesterday when insurgents fired a mortar round at a residential area in Ubaydi, Iraq, U.S. military officials reported. The mortar round landed directly on a home. No coalition personnel were killed or injured in the attack. All nine injured Iraqi civilians were immediately medically evacuated to a nearby U.S. military medical facility. The wounded civilians’ exact condition is unknown, but four were listed as requiring “urgent surgical” medical care, officials said. Marine Corps officials said the attack was intended to strike a nearby coalition forces outpost....
  • Iraqi Troops’ Mortar Know-How to Improve Security

    06/06/2006 4:52:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Lee Elder
    Iraqi Troops’ Mortar Know-How to Improve Security Iraqi soldiers guarding a key checkpoint will be able to respond more effectively to nighttime insurgent attacks, as mortar fire will provide needed illumination on the desert floor. By U.S. Army Spc. Lee Elder 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MUQDADIYAH, Iraq, June 6, 2006 — Iraqi army soldiers guarding a key checkpoint here will soon be able to fight fire with fire - mortar fire, that is. To ensure Iraqi soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 5th Division know how to use these weapons, U.S. soldiers assigned to C Company, 1st Squadron,...
  • Iraqi Cleric Al-Sadr Unharmed by Mortar

    03/26/2006 9:00:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 976+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/06 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A mortar round slammed to earth near Muqtada al-Sadr's home Sunday in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, but the popular anti-American cleric was not hurt, an aide said. Also Sunday, the Iraqi army said it had dispatched troops to investigate a report that 30 beheaded corpses were found in a village north of Baghdad. Brig. Saman Talabani, commander of the Iraqi Army 2nd Battalion, said the bodies were reported by residents in Mullah Eid, a village near the town of Buhriz, a former Saddam Hussein stronghold about 35 miles north of Baghdad. A child and at...
  • Mortar Attack Claims Soldier; Iraqi Soldiers Find Bomb Near School

    03/16/2006 4:28:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 – A Multinational Division Baghdad soldier was killed yesterday in a mortar attack southwest of Baghdad, military officials reported. The soldier's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. In other news from Iraq, members of Iraq's 3rd Public Order Brigade found a roadside bomb in front of a trade school southeast of Baghdad on March 14, military officials reported today. The bomb consisted of a 155 mm artillery round, two batteries and a block of explosives, officials said. (Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)
  • Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round

    02/27/2006 4:29:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski
    U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Gonzales, a combat engineer assigned to E Company, 1-68 Combined Arms Battalion, unearths a 155mm round buried in a field in south Muqdadiyah, Iraq, during Operation Dirty Harry, Feb. 20, 2006. U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski More Photos Operation Dirty Harry Joint Search of Farmland Yields Mortar Round By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Wojciechowski 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MUQDADIYAH, Iraq, Feb. 27, 2006 — As part of continuous efforts to thwart anti-Iraqi forces and find hidden weapons caches, Operation “Dirty Harry” recently searched a neighborhood and farmlands in south Muqdadiya...
  • Baghdad Mortar Barrage Kills 16

    02/26/2006 11:32:01 AM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 325+ views
    BBC ^ | 2-26-2006
    Baghdad mortar barrage kills 16 Doura district has often been attacked by insurgents A barrage of mortar attacks in southern Baghdad has killed at least 16 Iraqis and injured more than 40. A police source told the BBC that a total of eight mortars had been fired into the mainly Shia area of Doura. The attacks come after days of sectarian tensions that have left at least 165 dead since Wednesday. Political and militia leaders say they have made progress in talks to curb the violence that was sparked by the bombing of a major Shia shrine. However, an explosion...
  • Mortar Attack on Jerusalem Thwarted, Fears of 'Gazafication'

    02/21/2006 6:16:44 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 7 replies · 343+ views
    www.arutzsheva.net ^ | 10:22 Feb 21, '06 / 23 Shevat 5766 | Ezra HaLevi
    Mortar Attack on Jerusalem Thwarted, Fears of 'Gazafication' 10:22 Feb 21, '06 / 23 Shevat 5766 By Ezra HaLevi Kassam rockets struck the Ashkelon power station as security forces announced the capture of a terror cell planning on firing mortar shells upon Jerusalem's Gilo neighborhood. Military censors have permitted the publication of the capture of a group of Fatah terrorists preparing to launch mortar shells at two densely populated Jewish neighborhoods in southern Jerusalem. The terrorists had acquired eight military-grade mortar shells and a launcher, as well as IDF uniforms and were prepared to fire the shells, which have a...
  • Jews Expelled From Gaza Light Menorah Made From Mortar Shells Fired at Them

    12/25/2005 7:52:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 625+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec 25, '05 | Staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Gush Katif refugees, many of whom are still dwelling in hotels awaiting permanent housing, lit a unique menorah tonight, one made of mortar shells fired by Arab terrorists into the heart of N’vei Dekalim, the largest community of Gush Katif. That special menorah commemorates the miracle of Jewish survival throughout the ages, and reminds us of the symbolic role Gush Katif has played in the saga of Jewish history: a community standing victorious despite constant attempts by Arab terrorists to wipe it out. 5000 mortars rained down on Gush Katif, from the onset of the Oslo War in September...
  • 5 dead, 36 hurt in attacks on Iraq mosque-police

    08/30/2005 11:11:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 31, 2005
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Mortar rounds killed five and wounded 36 people attending an important Shi'ite religious ceremony in Baghdad on Wednesday, police sources said. Television pictures showed thousands of pilgrims marching to the Kadhimiya mosque in an old district of Baghdad to celebrate the martyrdom of Musa Al-Kadhim, a revered religious figure among Shi'ites. The police source said there were three separate mortar attacks on the crowds moving toward the mosque. They had no more immediate details.
  • Israel hit by fire from Lebanon - witnesses

    08/25/2005 1:35:17 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 38 replies · 2,024+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2005
    KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A mortar or rocket fired from Lebanon slammed into a northern Israeli community on Thursday, witnesses said. The Israeli army had no immediate comment.
  • Gaza pullout will be good for Israel: Bush [As terrorist attacks continue.]

    08/11/2005 12:32:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies · 604+ views
    Jerusalem, August 11: US President George W. Bush says a planned pullout of Jewish settlers from occupied Gaza 'will be good for Israel'. Bush's remarks, in an interview given to Israel's Channel One television and aired on Thursday, appeared to be an attempt to boost Prime Minister Ariel Sharon against Jewish rightists seeking to thwart the withdrawal due to start on Aug 17. "I believe the decision that Prime Minister Sharon has made and is going to follow through on will be good for Israel," Bush said, interviewed at his ranch in Crawford, Texas. Asked why he thought Israel's 'disengagement'...
  • Iraq Citizens Deem U.S. Soldier As Sheik

    07/31/2005 2:12:30 PM PDT · by BB62 · 21 replies · 1,145+ views
    Yahoo! News & AP ^ | July 31, 2005 | Antonio Castaneda
    Some MORE good news from Iraq: QAYYARAH, Iraq - Sheik Horn floats around the room in white robe and headdress, exchanging pleasantries with dozens of village leaders. But he's the only sheik with blonde streaks in his mustache — and the only one who attended country music star Toby Keith's recent concert in Baghdad with fellow U.S. soldiers. Officially, he's Army Staff Sgt. Dale L. Horn, but to residents of the 37 villages and towns that he patrols he's known as the American sheik. Sheiks, or village elders, are known as the real power in rural Iraq. And the 5-foot-6-inch...
  • Pentagon Fast-Tracks Mortar Defense System

    03/28/2005 6:27:16 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 12 replies · 664+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2005 | Fox
    CHICAGO — In September 2004, Sgt. Shawna Morrison of the Illinois National Guard's 1544th Transportation Company was leaving a mess hall in Iraq's Green Zone for a meeting with her new commander when she was killed in a mortar attack (search). Morrison's parents, who reside in Paris, Ill., are urging the military to try and do anything to prevent deaths like that of their daughter's. "Do it. Do it. Do it for our people," said Morrison's mother, Cynthia. "We are just losing too many people and it is all by these types of bombs. If it is not a car...
  • Belmont Club: The Lidless Eye

    12/22/2004 9:05:59 AM PST · by ckilmer · 4 replies · 834+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | Wednesday, December 22, 2004 | wretched
    Belmont Club History and history in the making Wednesday, December 22, 2004 The Lidless Eye Most everyone on the blogosphere has probably followed the Glenn Reynolds link to a Mosul chaplain's blog. More than 20 people, including US military and civilian personnel, were killed in a mortar attack on a base mess tent in Mosul. Chaplain Lewis was at the site. His narrative of the followup attack on the wounded and the medical personnel who responded stood out. Regardless of what some may say, these are not stupid people. Any attack with casualties will naturally mean that eventually a...
  • Shells From Syria Fired at Troops in Iraq

    10/14/2004 4:44:45 PM PDT · by kezekiel · 40 replies · 1,173+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 10/14/04 | Fisnik Abrashi
    QAIM, Iraq - American troops stationed along Iraq (news - web sites)'s border with Syria are coming under increasing mortar attack from shells fired from Syrian territory, but it's unclear who's responsible, U.S. officers said Thursday. Reuters Photo Reuters Slideshow Slideshow: Iraq The 82 mm mortar rounds have been fired at U.S. and Iraqi positions in and around Husaybah in the far west of Iraq's Anbar province, said Lt. Col. Chris Woodbridge, commander of the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. "Who exactly is firing these mortars, we do not know. But what we do know is that the point of...
  • Letters from Iraq: Under constant mortar fire

    10/10/2004 8:37:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 969+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 10/10/04 | Sgt. Kim H. Bahti, USMC
    09-20-04 Today has been a very busy day. We're constantly being mortared now. As I was waiting outside of the phone center with about 20 Marines, we heard the whistling of a mortar round. We're used to it now, so we stood around and looked up at the sky wondering where it was going to impact. Wherever it hit, it was close because it was loud. A corpsman who was outside with us hit the deck when the mortar impacted. He was quite embarrassed when he looked up and saw we were standing there looking at him. All of us...
  • Mailbox bombing backfires (oops...dummies hurt themselves and truck instead of mailbox)

    08/10/2004 6:21:29 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 544+ views
    Livingston County Press and Argus ^ | 8-10-04 | Lisa Roose-Church
    Police are seeking an 18-year-old Howell man believed to have been injured when a mortar exploded in a pickup truck as he and a friend allegedly blew up mailboxes early Monday morning in Howell Township. The friend, Matthew Robert Gow, 18, of Howell, who is believed to be the driver, was arraigned Monday afternoon before Livingston County District Judge A. John Pikkarainen on a charge of using an explosive device to destroy property. Gow remains in the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or surety bond. (snip) Upon arrival, deputies located what they believed to be a detonated...
  • Iraq Mortar Attack Injures 11 U.S. Troops

    06/30/2004 7:22:55 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 11 replies · 898+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 june 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents fired at least 10 mortar rounds at a U.S. base on the outskirts of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, wounding 11 soldiers, two of them seriously, and starting a fire that burned for well over an hour.
  • New Zealand Army comes under mortar attack in Iraq

    06/14/2004 12:23:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 179+ views
    New Zealand Army engineers working in southern Iraq have come under mortar attack, Radio New Zealand has reported. Quoting a Defence Department official it said three mortar rounds had hit their encampment in Basra. There were no reports of death or injury and no other details were immediately available. New Zealand has around 80 engineers in the region attached to the British Army.
  • U.S. Soldier Killed in Mortar Attack in North Iraq

    05/08/2004 10:02:00 PM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 140+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2004
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - One U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded in a mortar attack on a military base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Saturday, a U.S. military statement said Sunday. The fatality brought to 559 the number of U.S. military personnel killed in action in Iraq since the invasion of the oil-rich country 14 months ago.
  • War-era mortar bomb kills two at Vietnam school

    05/07/2004 10:28:41 PM PDT · by yonif · 7 replies · 108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08 May 2004
    HANOI, May 8 (Reuters) - Two teenagers were killed and eight seriously injured when a war-time mortar bomb they were playing with exploded in a school yard in southern Vietnam, state media reported on Saturday. One teenager was killed instantly on Friday in the school yard in the central highland province of Gia Lai, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported. Another boy died later in hospital. A doctor at the emergency section of Gia Lai's General Hospital said the injured children were still being treated. In another accident, two scavengers died as a war-time bomb they were trying to saw...
  • It Wasn't Supposed to Go Like This

    04/30/2004 6:35:32 PM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies · 274+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 30 Apr 04 | Terry Boyd
    By Terry Boyd, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Friday, April 30, 2004 (Click on thumbnail image to view larger version of photo.) WARNING: Content of some photos is of a graphic nature. Terry Boyd / ©S&SFirst Lt. Nicholas Bradley checks on an Iraqi child killed in a mortar attack in Baghdad meant for U.S. troops. Terry Boyd / ©S&SWhile watching for another attack, soldiers race to assist the Iraqi boys hit directly by mortars. While they saved one, there was nothing to be done for the other two. Terry Boyd / ©S&SAn Iraqi man breaks down as he leads his son...
  • ARTILLERY: Marine Mortar Replaces Howitzer

    01/16/2004 2:25:09 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 129 replies · 1,742+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | January 16, 2004
    January 16, 2004: The U.S. Marine Corps has, as is their custom, taken an innovative approach to developing a new lightweight, self-propelled artillery system (the Expeditionary Fire Support System, or EFSS). They have combined an existing commercial vehicle, the Supacat HMT (High Mobility Transport) with an Israeli 120 mm mortar system. The HMT is a seven ton, four wheel cross country vehicle with a capacity for 3.2 tons. It has a 180 horsepower engine and a 4x4 drive optimized for cross country work. The cab is being modified to hold the five man gun crew. The Israeli mortar system weighs...
  • MSNBC: Mortar Attack Kills US Troop in Iraq (interesting video link)

    11/28/2003 8:30:42 AM PST · by mikegi · 19 replies · 255+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Nov 28, 2003 | msnbc
    Four mortar shells hit a U.S. military compound Friday in the northern city of Mosul, killing a soldier from the 101st Airborne Division, the military said. MEANWHILE, AN EXPLOSION slightly damaged a highway overpass in western Baghdad Friday, and a U.S. soldier died on Thanksgiving from a gunshot wound of unknown origin in a base west of Baghdad, the military said. In Mosul, an Iraqi worker in the compound was slightly wounded in the attack at around 11 a.m. local time, Master Sgt. Kelly Tyler said.
  • Gush Katif Communities Under Heavy Mortar Attack

    11/20/2003 6:50:13 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 170+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 00:07 Nov 21, '03 / 26 Cheshvan 5764
    The war of attrition continues in Gush Katif. At 11PM terrorists fired two mortars at the Jewish community of Neve Dekalim, near Khan Younis. Nobody was injured in the attack. The two rockets were the latest addition to six shells fired earlier in the evening - at an IDF guard tower and at other Jewish communities near Gaza. Mortar shells were also fired this morning and again in the afternoon. Four rockets were fired at an IDF jeep near Kissufim, in the southern Gaza strip. A Palestinian terrorist attempted to infiltrate the Jewish community of Netzarim this evening, but was...
  • IAF assassinates Hamas mortar terrorist in Gaza Strip

    08/28/2003 2:34:30 PM PDT · by yonif · 31 replies · 480+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 28, 2003 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    The head of a Hamas cell responsible for mortar attacks on Israeli communities in Gush Katif was killed on Sunday night in yet another targeted killing carried out by Israel, after rockets fired from an IAF helicopter slammed into the donkey cart he drove in along a residential street in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. The strike came hours after a Kassam rocket landed in Ashkelon's southern industrial zone, marking the northernmost point a rocket has landed after it was launched from Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. The target of the IAF helicopter attack was identified...
  • Mortar fired at Gaza settlement; IDF catches fugitive

    08/06/2003 12:03:12 PM PDT · by yonif · 2 replies · 165+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 6, 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Palestinians fired a mortar at the Gaza Strip settlement of Neveh Dekalim Wednesday, just minutes after several hundred Palestinian prisoners were released into the Palestinian Authority. No injuries were reported in the incident. Earlier Wednesday, IDF troops arrested 14 Palestinians in the West Bank city of Jericho on suspicion of involvement in terror activity. Also Wednesday, an elite Border Police unit apprehended wanted Tanzim member, Mohammed Alawuni, in a village south of the West Bank city of Jenin. The 14 are believed to be involved in planning terror attacks against Israel and the creation of weapons to be used in...