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From 2010: ‘It also shows the constantly evolving and sophisticated tactics of insurgents that American and Iraqi officials say have been seriously debilitated since the deaths of their top leaders last spring.

The town’s mayor, Sheik Ahmed Al-Zarqushi, told the Associated Press that gunmen broke into the house at about 1 a.m. in the town of Sadiyah, 60 miles north of Baghdad, and killed a man and two women inside. They then sent the two children to a nearby Iraqi army checkpoint to tell the soldiers about their parents’ bodies.

“When the Iraqi army forces arrived and broke into the house, the house blew up, killing eight soldiers and wounding four others,” he said.’ – Washington Times