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Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Rocket Attacks Miss U.S. Navy Ships

By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2005 – No U.S. sailors or Marines were injured in an apparent rocket attack today that missed two U.S. Navy ships in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, Jordan, officials reported.

"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 the USS Kearsarge," U.S. 5th Fleet officials said in a statement. "The warehouse sustained an approximate 8-foot hole in the roof of the building."

According to news reports, a Jordanian soldier was killed and another severely wounded when the rocket hit the warehouse. A second rocket hit near a Jordanian hospital and a third partially exploded, damaging a road and a car. A third rocket reportedly landed in the nearby Israeli city of Eilat, with no casualties and only minor damage.

The ships were in Aqaba supporting the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit training with the Jordanians, fleet officials said.

Rockets kill 1, narrowly miss US ships in Jordan port (Reuters)

AMMAN (Reuters) - Rockets were fired at two U.S. warships in Jordan's Red Sea Aqaba port on Friday, but missed their targets and killed a Jordanian soldier on land.

The three Katyusha missiles instead landed on a warehouse, a hospital and the neighboring Israeli port of Eilat.

A Jordanian security source said authorities were searching for three men after the attack, which was launched from an industrial warehouse area.

"We are searching for a Syrian and two Iraqis who are in Aqaba and used Kuwaiti (car) number plates," the source said. Another source said the warehouse from which the rockets were launched had been leased a few days ago by three Iraqis and an Egyptian.

A group claiming links to al Qaeda, the Abdullah al-Azzam Brigades of the al Qaeda Organization in the Levant and Egypt, said in a statement it had carried out the attack.

Reuters Photo: An undated US Navy handout photo shows USS Ashland (top) during a naval exercise at...

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