ISIS Suicide Bombers Killed By Counter Attack After Stepping Onto U.S. Marine Base

Al Asad Air BaseBAGHDAD — Eight suicide bombers believed to be with the barbaric Islamic group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, were killed on Friday after they set foot onto an Iraqi base that is occupied by U.S. Marines.

According to reports, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) took out the bombers at the Ain al-Asad air base before they could get anywhere near the Marines. Coalition forces assisted in identifying the bombers.

“The ISF supported by Coalition surveillance assets defeated the attack, killing all eight attackers,” the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve outlined in a statement. “The ISF have since re-secured their facility.”

The Task Force also said that it did not believe that the U.S. military was in danger at that time.

“Coalition forces were several kilometers from the attack and at no stage where they under direct threat from this action,” it explained.

As previously reported, the base has been a target of Islamic militants in the past, being struck by mortar fire within the last two months. In January, NBC News reported that the Ain al-Asad base had been “pounded almost daily” by ISIS, but that U.S. officials characterized the assaults as being “nuisance attacks” and were unsuccessful. Approximately 300 Marines have been working to train Iraq’s 7th Division at the site.

Much of the town of al-Baghdadi was seized by ISIS on Thursday, just three miles from the air base. The attack is stated to have occurred from all directions as ISIS took control of the central police station, as well as other government buildings.

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Ghazi Al-Gu’ood also told BAS News that the communication towers and the facility where national ID cards are issued were burned.

“Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents,” district manager Naji Arak told Reuters.

U.S. forces carried out several airstrikes in Iraq on Thursday as the assault was underway, but mainly in Mosul and Kirkuk, and the ISF was reportedly fighting back against the insurgency on Friday, seeking to reclaim al-Baghdadi from ISIS forces.

Earlier this week, Barack Obama sent out a letter to members of Congress seeking authorization for increased action against the terrorist organization, which he refers to as ISIL.

“If left unchecked, ISIL will pose a threat beyond the Middle East, including to the United States homeland,” he wrote.

Obama said that action would include limited ground troops.

“The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other, more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership,” he said.

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  • bowie1

    Eight down…and thousands yet to go.

    • jmichael39

      millions likely

  • James Grimes

    The good guys – 8; fanatics – 0.

  • jcrosby35

    Give Obama nothing and kill these ISIS bastards. Pay them back 10 fold the evil they do and try to do.

  • Oboehner

    What would we be doing if the roles were reversed and they were occupying America?

    • jmichael39

      they would find out what’s it like to try their crap in a place where the citizens own 350 million guns and most aren’t afraid use them to send to where they’ll discover that whole 72 virgin thing was BS.

      • Oboehner

        So in other words, we’d be doing the same thing that they are while we occupy and blow up their lands.

        • jmichael39

          LMAO…keep telling yourself that. THat’s funny, really.

          • Oboehner

            Who is occupying, bombing, and killing children in drone attacks? That’s not funny.

          • jmichael39

            yeah, neither are beheadings, burning people alive, organ harvesting, human trafficking and all the other crap they’re doing to innocent people…so spare me your hatred for this country.

          • Oboehner

            Well now little warmongering neocon, if it’s good for the goose…
            And where did this this news story take place? Before the US military went in and took over did this type of thing happen often? Of course it’s our God-given right to wage offensive wars. Perhaps we should round up all muslims, put them in a camp and start gassing them.

          • jmichael39

            ah it lovely running into one those insane paul-bots again. You obviously have no stinking clue that what these terrorists are doing is the same thing they’ve doing to the world for 1400 years. We’re just their latest targets. But I guess you can blame those 1400 years on Christians. Since we’ve been trying to convert the world for 2000 years. And that’s just so bad. But wait, the Christians didn’t come from Europe. We didn’t originate in Rome or Constantinople. Our roots are in the ME.
            What’s next, OB? Shall we blame Israel for all the grief in the ME and leave the Muslims to bomb the heck out of them? Its been awhile since a paul-bot has crawled out from under a rock. Its lovely seeing one again. Sorta like a living breathing pet smurf.

          • Oboehner

            Are those “terrorists” you romnuts are so afraid of doing any of that on our soil? They’ve really made some headway in 1400 years haven’t they? I suppose our arming Al-Qaeda, er I mean Syrian rebels hasn’t helped the cause at all. Never mind all of the victims of illegal immigrants – but hey we can’t seal our borders with all of our military overseas in empirical wars for the almighty petro dollar spending us into oblivion, killing and maiming our youth. Never mind the Sudan with all that is going on there, there’s no interests for the war machine there. Never mind that the geographical location of the roots of Christianity are irrelevant, it’s just another bloodthirsty democracy jihad crusade.
            Yeah, I know the Great Commission that Christ himself gave us: ” Go ye therefore, and teach all oil-producing nations who’s boss, bombing them in the name of the Father, and of the neocons, and of the Republican Party: Killing them and their children with drone attacks: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the treasury. Amen.”

          • lynn

            Can’t you that he is a Muslin, and probably an extremist?

          • lynn

            You must be one of them.

          • Oboehner

            Ahhh… yeah.

          • Magister_militum_praesentalis

            Seriously, what are accomplishing by playing Devil’s advocate here?

          • Oboehner

            If I have to explain…

          • Magister_militum_praesentalis

            …the cat would be out of the bag as to what you are really doing?