Thursday, December 30, 2004

Firsthand accounts of the Mosul attack

This is the last of the previous emails.

Here are two firsthand reports from Mosul on the day of the suicide bombing. The first is from a chaplain, the second from a doctor. It is powerful stuff.

http://chaplain.blogspot.com/2004/12/mascal.html
http://www.67cshdocs.com/Daily_Journals/December/dec21.htm

Both men report a mortar attack on the base hospital as the mass casualty operation is in progress, including a direct (though harmless) hit on the hospital building. I have not seen that fact reported in any media.

UPDATE: The first link is now broken. It's really too bad, because it was a very moving post. I have been able to find no contact information for Chaplain Lewis, the blogger, to ask him about it. Bummer.