Skip to comments.Al-Qaida in Iraq takes heavy losses
Posted on 09/13/2007 11:38:22 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Al-Qaida militants in Iraq have taken heavy losses in two joint U.S.-Iraqi raids north of Baghdad, the U.S. military reported Thursday.
In one operation involving more than 1,000 U.S. troops and Iraq Special Forces in the Hemreen mountain area and Diyala river valley, three al-Qaida fighters were killed and 80 others were arrested, the Army statement said.
The report said four of the arrested men are considered senior leaders in the terror group, Kuwait's KUNA news agency reported. U.S. air support was used to conclude the raid, after which a major weapons cache was found, the statement said.
Elsewhere in Salah Al-Din province, U.S. forces arrested 12 al-Qaida suspects and destroyed an entire house packed with explosives and weaponry, the report said.
So the United States is finally killing people and breaking things. GOOD!
other than this little upi blurb, is this going to get any real play in the ‘media’?
We will hear this story on MSM nightly news tonight RIGHT???
KUNA? Those guys take “slant” and “bias” into a whole new realm. I’m waiting for confirmation.
And anyone who doubts that should read, Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell. Absolutely incredible book.
Below the gallows will be a pen full of hungry pigs. Those who don't cooperate will be told that the lever will be pulled and their corpse cut down to feed those pigs.
I am going to get the book for reference. Thank you for the information.
Am I just jaded? 3 killed doesn’t sound like heavy losses. It’s a good start, though.
May he that speaketh true be granted the voice of lions.
Amen to great news.
Depends on who the three are, and who got captured. If they are high enough up the food chain, they could be heavy.
We could stop most of this muslim nonsense if they knew that we would take their remains and bury them with large quantities of pork fat. No heaven, no 72 virgins, no reason to die for allah.
There is some reason that we don't fight this battle on the psychological-level and, IMO, it indicates that Albert Pike's letter wrt 3 World Wars is genuine.
Wow, I’ll say. I was expecting to see hundreds KIA. 3 are you kidding me they probably spawned 10 times that many in one day alone.
“Al-Qaida militants in Iraq have taken heavy losses..”
The “militants” (read terrorists) in Iraq are mere dumb cannon fodder and are expendable and easily replaced. They’re the “72 virgins” crowd.
The smart and educated terrorists either cross our open borders, visit the US as tourists or immigrates. These are the ones that should take the heavy losses. Instead they are coddled and receive privileged treatment.
They captured Michael Moore?
This book is about members of SEAL Team 10 and the battle they were in while on a mission in Afghanistan. There observation position was discovered by a couple of goatherders and while they knew they should kill them, they were worried about being prosecuted by our military, so they let them go and natch, in about an hour they were surrounded by Taliban. The story is amazing and I worry this country doesn’t deserve these young men.
Do get the book, but it really isn’t a reference book...in some ways. But as you mentioned, yes, we are definetely killing the enemy...lots of them.
Better over in the sandbox this is happening with an effective fighting force than relying upon accountants, traders and administrative staff to kill the radical muslims in Manhattan or downtown Chicago.
Amen. Well stated.
I will thanks again.
Amen. God speed to our bravest and best. Onward to victory.
I heard on Glen Beck lastnight that in the last two months of the surge we have killed around 2500. The more the merrier.
This is good news. The biggest problem that will come later is how to make this success lasting. The different Iraqi ethnic and religious groups still have to learn to function as some kind of unified nation. A form of federalism that gives the different groups localized power could help, but there is also a danger that the localized political entities could eventually start fighting each other if there is no national identity to unite them. We don’t want the country to be totally destroyed by civil war and give the Iranians or al-Qaeda a new chance at takeover.
Three al-Qaida fighters were killed and 80 others were arrested, the Army statement said.
What is going on are the US Officers Dyslexic?
80 Captured 3 Killed is that a joke or something?.
1000 US and Allied troops deployed..
3 enemy killed? PLEASE!!!
80 killed 3 captured horribly maimed but expected to survive.
That is the way you say ... don’t kill Americans or their Allies...
The way things went AQ is laughing at the headline.
Perhaps, maybe that Iraq will be the new “Canaan” of our time
and the land of “milk and honey” having to fight the giant Al Qaeda for their divine right of owning Iraq by the grace of God. I maybe wrong, or I maybe right. Our men needs our support, our constitution needs our support.
Two things come to mind.
1) "LEGIONES REDDE!"
2) "See...America is this great place where "arrest" means "guilty"...and questioning involves death threats... Aren't you glad we are here? Don't you feel like supporting our presence? Isn't this a system you want to emulate?
I'm glad we have soldiers who know their job better than to follow your methods! In case you haven't figured it out by now, after years of the war and the tens of thousands of releases of detained persons we realize were not guilty, it's quite common for bad guys to give leads to have us pick up good guys or just rivals of theirs. I don't want our troops to have to be absolutely sure that someone is guilty before they can arrest them...and since they don't do that, then it's not exactly friend-winning to go around executing innocents.