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‘Well coordinated’ Camp Leatherneck attackers wore US uniforms


New details emerged Friday night regarding an attack on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan which killed two Marines.

A spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force’s Joint Command said that the attacks were well coordinated and did significant damage to the base, destroying several aircraft and damaging buildings and an aircraft hangar. The attackers were organized into three teams and were described by the ISAF as “well equipped, trained and rehearsed.”

ISAF: Camp Bastion attack "well-coordinated" 15 men, 3 teams, "destroyed" 6 Harriers. 14 killed, 1 captd. 2 KIA + 8 mil/1 contractor injured

— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) September 16, 2012

#Afghan insurgents in #USArmy uniforms when they attacked #Bastion killing 2 US, wounded several and destroyed six Harrier jets

— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) September 16, 2012

15 #Bastion attackers were in US uniforms. got inside the base…destroyed six Harrier jets

— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) September 16, 2012

15 insurg w auto rifles, rpgs, suicide vests attacked #Bastion aircraft, hangars. 6 jets destroyed 2 damaged. 14 insurg KIA. 2USKIA 8WIA

— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) September 16, 2012

Now, this Army site says 20 Taliban – dressed as US Army – got on base, destroyed SIX Harrier jets

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) September 16, 2012

Fox: Camp Bastion was attacked while Panetta was there in March. Security was NOT increased, handed over to Afghans

— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) September 16, 2012

Reports say that the Taliban had issued statements threatening to kidnap or kill Prince Harry, who is stationed at Camp Bastion.

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