Saturday, April 02, 2005


WASHINGTON - A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American casualties, U.S. military officials told NBC News.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, could not immediately provide a breakdown on the number of dead or wounded.

Fortunately, it appears they're using the actual definition of "casualty" rather than the one they've been using for the past couple of years, so 18 casualties are hopefully not 18 dead. I do wish the media would be consistent on this.