Violence Eases in Southern Iraq, Brigade Commander Says
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2008 – Violence has dropped in southern Iraq, but Iranian-influenced ”special groups” remain a concern, the commander of the U.S. brigade that provides theater security said today.
Army Col. Charles Flynn spoke to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from his headquarters at [...]
The Iraqi people have learned that freedom is worth fighting and dying for. Al Qaida is running. Communications, logistics, medical, food and community support have diminished dramatically since the citizens have become tired of the violence. Terrorist leaders are being killed or captured on a regular basis….Iraqi citizens are revealing to Coalition Forces the location [...]
A fatal attack launched two days ago against the sprawling headquarters base of the American military in Iraq was carried out with a 240 mm rocket
The recent declaration by Muqtada al-Sadr calling on all members of Jaysh al-Mahdi to end their violence is encouraging. It is particularly notable that Sadr gave his word of honor that Jaysh al-Mahdi will stop attacks.