Mosul is the last place where AQ can hide, and it has always been home to the Ba3thi elite. It is where Uday and Qusay escaped to in 2003 when they were hunted down by US troops.
Bomb in Mosul Kills Five U.S. Troops, 2 Iraqis
By Ernesto Londoño
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, April 10, 2009; 10:31 AM
BAGHDAD, April 10 -- Five U.S. soldiers were killed Friday morning in a suicide bombing in the northern city of Mosul, the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in nearly a year, the military said.
Two Iraqi National Police officers were also killed.