8/19/2005

Missile Fired at U.S. Navy Ship in Jordan - Yahoo! News

Lt. Cdr. Charlie Brown ? I'd imagine Lucy or Peppermint Pattie would be promoted first.. (I bet no one jokes like that to his face!). All kiding aside, this is NOT good news -- law

AMMAN, Jordan - Unknown assailants fired at least three missiles from Jordan early Friday, with one narrowly missing a
U.S. Navy ship docked at port, an attack that killed a Jordanian soldier. One missile fell close to an airport in neighboring
Israel, officials said.

The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, based in Bahrain, said two American amphibious ships were docked in Aqaba when a mortar was fired toward them. The vessels later sailed out of port as a result of the attacks, U.S. Navy spokesman Lt. Cdr. Charlie Brown told The Associated Press in Bahrain.

Jordanian soldier Ahmed Jamal Saleh was fatally wounded when the mortar sailed over one of the U.S. ships and slammed into a warehouse, a Jordanian security official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The soldier died in the ambulance taking him to hospital; another Jordanian was also wounded, the official added.

"At approximately 8:44 a.m. local time, a suspected mortar rocket flew over the USS Ashland's bow and impacted in a warehouse on the pier in the vicinity of the Ashland and USS Kearsage," Brown said. "The warehouse sustained an approximate 8-foot hole in the roof of the building."

No sailors or Marines were injured in the attack, Brown said.


Missile Fired at U.S. Navy Ship in Jordan - Yahoo! News

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