Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Insurgent mortar attack on Camp Victory kills one, wounds eleven

Above: The Al-Faw Palace, which serves as the headquarters for the Multinational Corps-Iraq, is located on Camp Victory. Below: Sandbagged tent area at Camp Victory. Camp Victory is the primary component of the Victory Base Complex (VBC) that occupies the area surrounding the Baghdad International Airport.

Insurgents fired rockets or mortars Tuesday at the sprawling garrison that includes the headquarters of American forces in Iraq, killing one third-country national and wounding 11 coalition soldiers, the U.S. command said.

It was an unusually large number of casualties at Camp Victory, a sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport that includes the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition force in Iraq.

No further details on the attack were immediately released. A third country national means someone who is not an American or Iraqi. Most troops stationed at Camp Victory are American but other coalition soldiers are based there.

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