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 Forward Operating Base (FOB) Marez, Iraq

Camp Marez, December 21, 2004
U.S. soldiers and others tend to the wounded after the noon attack. The blast, at first attributed to a mortar or rocket, was under investigation.
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In 2009, her son and four other American Soldiers were killed in Mosul, Iraq. Lee was riding in a convoy just outside the U.S. Military's Forward Operating Base -- Marez, when a bomb went off. Woods' vehicle was closest to that of the suicide bombers. The blast also killed two Iraqis and left a 60-foot crater, ...
One suicide bomb killed five soldiers, including Cpl. Jason Pautsch of Davenport, at the Froward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq on April 10th, 2009. ... Documents say a truck filled with explosives drove to the gate of that base and exchanged fire with Iraqi police officers and then with an American ...

This year's Rose Queen, Isabella Marez, sat down with Eyewitness News to talk about her reign leading up to the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1. (KABC). KABC. By staff. Thursday, December 28, 2017. PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) --. This year's Rose Queen, Isabella Marez, sat down with Eyewitness ...
Al Franken and Leeann Tweeden entertain soldiers with a skit at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, on Dec. 16, 2006. Tweeden says now-Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) aggressively kissed her without consent and revealed a photo of Franken appearing to grab her breasts over a flak jacket while ...
In this image provided by the U..S,. Army, then-comedian Al Franken and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit at Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul, Iraq, on Dec. 16, 2006, during the USO Sergeant Major of the Army's 2006 Hope and Freedom Tour. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., ...

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore walks out after he speaks at a revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson). Photo: Brynn Anderson, STF / Associated Press. Image 2 of 4. In this image provided by the U.S. Army, then-comedian Al ...
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group's destruction of a 12th century mosque and its iconic leaning minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul is only the latest ... When the Islamic State group rampaged across western and northern Iraq and pushed into Mosul in the summer of 2014, the city's residents saved the ...

U.S. and other foreign troops don't plan to reoccupy the newly liberated Mosul airport, a coalition ground force commander in Iraq said. The airport, fully liberated from the Islamic State group by Iraqi security forces Saturday, was next to a large U.S. facility, Forward Operating Base Marez, during America's ...
BARTELLA, Iraq — 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers are honing Iraqi security forces' urban combat skills ahead of a planned offensive to eject the Islamic State ... Some of the battalion's Mosul veterans spent time at Forward Operating Base Marez, which is still in enemy territory west of the Tigris River.
MOSUL, Iraq — Iraqi troops mopping up the last enemy resistance in the eastern part of this city have asked for American help in disposing of chemicals in a suspected weapons laboratory captured during an advance that freed thousands from the Islamic State group's reign of terror. The laboratory is at ...
Currently, most coalition soldiers are training and assisting local forces - including Iraqi military, police, tribal fighters and the Kurdish Peshmerga - in everything ... “They have trainers as well as troops near Mosul,” said Jonathan Schanzer, VP for Research for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
The monastery of St. Elijah, or Dair Mar Elia, stood for more than 1,400 years above a riverbed south of the city of Mosul, which the Islamic State seized from Iraqi forces in June 2014. The satellite photographs — taken by DigitalGlobe, a company with headquarters in Westminster, Colo. — showed that the ...


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