Monday, July 07, 2008

On the cusp of the “most spectacular” victory against Al-Qaeda

Once again, can you hear the crickets chirping in the MSM when it comes to discussion of a victory in Iraq?

You won't hear any such news here in the US of A, especially before the general election. The Times of London, however, is running the story (h/t to Hot Air):

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. (emphasis mine - CTD2006)

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.

Read the entire article here.

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