December 21, This day during the Iraq War

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December 21, 2004 – The Forward Operating Base Marez bombing took place on December 21, 2004. Fourteen U.S. soldiers, four U.S. citizen Halliburton employees, and four Iraqi soldiers allied with the U.S. military were killed in an attack on a dining hall at the Forward Operating Base next to the main U.S. military airfield at Mosul. The Pentagon reported that 72 other personnel were injured in the attack carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest and the uniform of the Iraqi security services. The Islamist insurgent group Army of Ansar al-Sunna (partly evolved from Ansar al-Islam) took credit for the attack in an Internet statement. The bomber entered the mess tent and approached a large group of U.S. soldiers detonating himself killing 22 people. It was the single deadliest suicide attack on American soldiers, with 14 soldiers killed. Weeks before the attack, soldiers from the base intercepted…

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