Suicide bombers get onto Iraq Ain al-Assad airbase where U.S. Marines are based

CBS NEWS February 13, 2015, 8:05 AM

Last Updated Feb 13, 2015 9:57 AM EST

Eight suicide bombers managed Friday to get onto a sprawling Iraqi military base where hundreds of U.S. Marines are training their Iraqi counterparts, but were killed by an ISF counter attack almost immediately.

Sean Ryan, chief of foreign affairs for the U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq, confirmed to CBS News that the attackers made it onto the secluded Ain al-Asad airbase west of Baghdad, but said the attackers made it “nowhere near” the American forces on the base before they were killed.

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