December 26th, 2004


Iraqi militants release video of attack on Mosul base.

Ogrish has the video, in which they show the planning of the attack, the attacker's knowledge of our base's layout, etc.

CBS has a partial transcript of the video, which identifies the bomber as an Abu Omar al-Musali.

"He will take advantage of the change of guards. We have been observing their schedule for a long time. This lion will then proceed to his target and we will take advantage of lunch time. He will storm the dining room where the crusaders and their (Iraqi) allies are gathered."

This email from a witness at Mosul indicates just why securing the base entirely is a hard thing to do.