A major military operation targeting insurgents and foreign fighters in northern Iraq is continuing into a second day, the US military says.
The funny part is (according to BBC4 news this evening), there was no-one there…. 50 people were arrested.
March 17th, 2006 | 8:20pmby Matt Gahan
It was a bit of a PR stunt. No resistence reported, only a couple of US soldiers killed by ‘indirect fire’, meaning mortars.
In the background there are reports of US marines executing a family of 11.
Iraqis say US raid on home killed 11 family members.
March 19th, 2006 | 1:10pmby Tetsuo
White house press secretary, Scott Mccleallan said ‘No-one said that combat operations weren’t ongoing, those operations continue’.
There are 130-150 thousand troops of the original 160 thousand troops deployed still in the field, and still no government ruling Iraq.
So no continuity problems with the White House line then.
Source CNN http://edition.cnn.com/video/ ‘Counting U.S. troops in Iraq’
March 19th, 2006 | 2:32pmby Matt Gahan
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March 26th, 2006 | 4:15pmby Merrick
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