July 22, 2013
Hundreds of prisoners including senior al Qaeda terrorists have broken out of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail after a military-style raid to free them.
Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives to the gates of the prison on the outskirts of Baghdad while gunmen pounded guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.
Militants wearing suicide vests stormed into the prison to release some 500 inmates, most of whom were said to be al Qaeda members facing the death sentence.
Other militants took up positions near the main road, fighting off security reinforcements sent from Baghdad. Ten policemen were killed trying to hold off the attackers on Sunday night until military helicopters arrived to help them regain control.
This article was posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:42 am