1 dead in COB rocket attack

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by FNUSNU, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. Breaking news on Sky.

    No links as of yet.
  2. Whats a COB!?!?! (sorry if thats a bit air headed)

  3. Combined Operating Base

    It will be the one outside of Basra in Iraq.
  4. BBC saying no British dead. A foriegn civi has been killed. RIP
  5. Link here

    One non UK civilain fatality, no other reported injuries. RIP.
  6. Thanks for that Slacker
  7. RIP and condolences.
  8. First attack i've heard about for a while. hope its not the start of another wave of them.
  9. Without wanting to sound like a pedant it's a "Contingency Operating Base" like a FOB but not "Forward". It's what Basra Airbase got called.

    Rocket attacks still happen out there but it's much less frequent now thank goodness, more like once a month rather than 88 times a day at the height of TELIC 9/10.
  10. link

    1 Civilian killed at the COB, not British.

    RIP either way.