The dust is different from dust found elsewhere in that human lungs are unable to dispel it through natural immune-system processes.
Other Camps that made up the Victory Base Complex included Camp Liberty (formerly known as Camp Victory North), Camp Striker, and Camp Slayer.
Camp Victory itself lay approximately 5 kilometers from BIAP.
A fatal attack launched two days ago against the sprawling headquarters base of the American military in Iraq was carried out with a 240 mm rocket — a type of weapon provided to Shiite extremists by Iran, a U. The attack was overshadowed by congressional appearances by Gen. Kevin Bergner said the rocket was launched from a populated area in the Rasheed district of west Baghdad, which he said was infiltrated by the Mahdi Army militia of anti-U. In an interview on Iranian state television, Ahmadinejad said Gen. was certain that such rockets were of Iranian origin based on their color and markings on fragments. Last month, al-Sadr announced a freeze of operations by the Mahdi Army to give time to reorganize the force.
One person was killed and 11 were wounded during the "indirect fire" attack Tuesday against Camp Victory, which includes the headquarters of Multinational Forces-Iraq. Bergner said Shiite groups "have received" such weapons "from Iranian sources in the past" and "used them against coalition forces." A 240 mm rocket was fired against a U. On Wednesday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected the congressional testimony of the top U. officials in Iraq accusing Iran of interfering in its war-torn neighbor. detention had acknowledged that Iranian Quds Force operatives were providing 240 mm rockets to Shiite militias.
Meanwhile, violence continued in Baghdad, with Iraqi police saying six people were killed and 18 wounded when a bomb hidden under a parked car exploded in Sadr City.
The bomb was apparently aimed at an American convoy, but missed its target — killing all civilians and setting shops in the area on fire, police said.There are several theories as to why the dust is different, said Szema, who will release his study at the Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.It may have been created by burn pits used to eliminate everything from Styrofoam to vehicles to computers to unexploded ordnance in both Iraq and Afghanistan.We know there are some that are not operating within the bounds of his guidance." Bergner said the victims of Tuesday's rocket attack were a mix of American military personnel, other coalition troops and civilian contractors. military said a joint three-day operation between Iraqi troops and U. Special Forces netted 80 prisoners and killed three suspects in the Hamrin Ridge and Diyala River Valley areas of eastern Iraq. said Iraqi troops also seized 40 AK-47 assault rifles and machine gun ammunition.The fatality was a civilian contractor from a third country, meaning neither American nor Iraqi, he said. Among those captured were four suspected al-Qaida in Iraq terror cell leaders, the military said in a statement. More than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers took part in the operation, it said.WASHINGTON — Titanium and other metals found in dust at a base in Iraq have been linked to the dust found in six sick soldiers' lungs, according to a study set to be released Monday."We biopsied several patients and found titanium in every single one of them," said Anthony Szema, an assistant professor at Stony Brook School of Medicine who specializes in pulmonology and allergies.