US troops, insurgents clash in Mosul - - Columbia, South Carolina

US troops, insurgents clash in Mosul

(Mosul, Iraq-AP) Feb. 12, 2005 - Fierce fighting has raged between American troops and insurgents in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

The US military says the fighting began when US troops responding to a mortar strike on a base were hit by rifle fire and rocket-propelled grenades from a mosque.

A US tank and a Stryker armored vehicle have been severely damaged, and several cars and parts of buildings were left burning. There were no American casualties but nine insurgents were killed.

Elsewhere in Mosul, hospital officials say a woman died when a mortar round hit her house, and another person was killed when a bomb exploded in the southern part of the city.

Posted 5:08pm by Chantelle Janelle

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