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Mortar Attacks on U.S. Bases Growing

When soldiers of the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division settled into a new headquarters, some people in the area gave them a less than warm welcome: regular mortar attacks at the base where they sleep, eat and work. Though no one has been killed in the attacks at the Sustainer Air Field, there have been wounded — including 20 members of an Army medical team injured in one attack. And the mortar fire — which has come nearly every other day since July 3 — has had a definite psychological impact on the troops, shaking the earth and sending soldiers scurrying for cover in the middle of their daily routine. “You don’t know when and where the next one is coming,” said 1st Lt. Greg Hotaling. “It’s not like in the movies when you hear a whistle. That’s why it’s such a psychological weapon. In a firefight, you can at least see something there. As long as you can put something between you and him you’re safe.” Full Story

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