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Molon Labe
07-06-2008, 02:18 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article4276486.ece



Iraqis lead final purge of Al-Qaeda

Marie Colvin in Mosul

American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.

After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.

A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.

Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.

We're winning the War on Terror
The group has been reduced to hit-and-run attacks, including one that killed two off-duty policemen yesterday, and sporadic bombings aimed at killing large numbers of officials and civilians.

Last Friday I joined the 2nd Iraqi Division as it supported local police in a house-to-house search for one such bomb after intelligence pointed to a large explosion today.

Even in the district of Zanjali, previously a hotbed of the insurgency, it was possible to accompany an Iraqi colonel

CLibertarian
07-06-2008, 11:00 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/iraq/article4276486.ece



Iraqis lead final purge of Al-Qaeda

Marie Colvin in Mosul

And the US MSM remains silent.

AmPat
07-07-2008, 03:58 AM
And the US MSM remains silent.

So too our resident trolls/Libs/ and assorted DIMS.:cool:

LogansPapa
07-07-2008, 10:01 AM
Well this Liberal thinks it’s great. More power to them.

Sorry about taking the holiday weekend off. (This kind of stuff happens every year about this time.) :)

marinejcksn
07-10-2008, 06:30 AM
OORAH boys! That's what I'm talking about, destroying those creeps every time they pop their head out of the current rats nests they're occupying. Don't worry bout the Lamestream media not covering the story, real recognizes real and us on the ground know we're kicking their a$$es out here.
No doubt Keith Overbite is already working on a way to spin this story before the next "Countdown to No Ratings" episode gets on PMSNBC.:p

YupItsMe
07-10-2008, 10:13 AM
Need to kill more, capture less in my opinion.
But still a job well done.