Today, citizens in a Sunni section of Baghdad, fought back against al-Qaida terrorists that were shooting randomly and trying to keep the citizens inside of their homes and from students taking their final exams. The Iraqi’s actually called in U.S military help in the fighting! I find this very interesting as these are Sunnis that asked for our help. As you may recall, al-Qaida is a Sunni based organization. Maybe, just maybe, the fine regular people of Iraq are getting sick and tired of all of the random killings by groups such as al-Qaida.
According to Yahoo news:
U.S. forces backed by helicopter gunships clashed with suspected al-Qaida gunmen in western Baghdad’s primarily Sunni Muslim Amariyah neighborhood in an engagement that lasted several hours, said the district councilman, who would not allow use of his name for fear of al-Qaida retribution.
Casualty figures were not immediately available and there was not immediate word from the U.S. military on the engagement.
But the councilman said the al-Qaida leader in the Amariyah district, known as Haji Hameed, was killed and 45 other fighters were detained.
Members of al-Qaida, who consider the district part of their so-called Islamic State of Iraq, were preventing students from attending final exams, shooting randomly and forcing residents to stay in their homes, the councilman said.