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Al-Qaida in Iraq takes heavy losses
UPI ^ | September 13, 2007

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedainiraq; aqi; iraq; mooresaddened; pelosisaddened; reidsaddened; sheehansaddened

1 posted on 09/13/2007 11:38:22 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bookmark


2 posted on 09/13/2007 11:39:34 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.vetsforfreedom.org/)
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To: West Coast Conservative

So the United States is finally killing people and breaking things. GOOD!


3 posted on 09/13/2007 11:39:54 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (If General Patton was alive, he would slap many faces!!)
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other than this little upi blurb, is this going to get any real play in the ‘media’?


4 posted on 09/13/2007 11:41:28 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: gathersnomoss
"finally killing people"

Those close followers of the actually events of the war would know we have been killing and capturing Al Qaeda and the terrorist in Iraq in masses for a long time. Some have just had their heads buried in the sand from listening to the MSM. We are winning and Al Qaeda is losing and Iraq will be a stabilized country that is an ally of ours in the WOT.
5 posted on 09/13/2007 11:43:20 AM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

We will hear this story on MSM nightly news tonight RIGHT???


6 posted on 09/13/2007 11:46:48 AM PDT by JFC
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To: West Coast Conservative

KUNA? Those guys take “slant” and “bias” into a whole new realm. I’m waiting for confirmation.


7 posted on 09/13/2007 11:47:21 AM PDT by TWohlford
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To: jrooney
Those close followers of the actually events of the war would know we have been killing and capturing Al Qaeda and the terrorist...

And anyone who doubts that should read, Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell. Absolutely incredible book.

8 posted on 09/13/2007 11:50:08 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: West Coast Conservative
3 killed and 80 arrested? Every arrestee needs to stand on a gallows with about 4 inches of rope slack around their neck. They will be promised that each good lead they provide will delay the pull of the lever one additional day.

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.

9 posted on 09/13/2007 11:51:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Cuttnhorse

I am going to get the book for reference. Thank you for the information.


10 posted on 09/13/2007 11:53:30 AM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Am I just jaded? 3 killed doesn’t sound like heavy losses. It’s a good start, though.


11 posted on 09/13/2007 11:55:11 AM PDT by liege
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To: West Coast Conservative
three al-Qaida fighters were killed and 80 others were arrested
destroyed an entire house packed with explosives

Heavy losses? One house, three KIA? I guess they don't make wars like they used to.
12 posted on 09/13/2007 11:58:17 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: jrooney

May he that speaketh true be granted the voice of lions.


13 posted on 09/13/2007 11:58:37 AM PDT by karnage
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To: West Coast Conservative

Amen to great news.


14 posted on 09/13/2007 11:58:57 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: liege

Depends on who the three are, and who got captured. If they are high enough up the food chain, they could be heavy.


15 posted on 09/13/2007 11:59:41 AM PDT by karnage
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To: Vigilanteman
"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."

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.

16 posted on 09/13/2007 12:00:36 PM PDT by GourmetDan
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To: West Coast Conservative
Al-Qaida in Iraq takes heavy losses

This is why the Democrats say the surge isn't working
17 posted on 09/13/2007 12:00:38 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (If you can't say something intelligent, don't say anything at all. Congress goes silent...)
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To: Vigilanteman
“pigs.”
I just don’t think the pig terror will work anymore. Some bunch o’ imams will just declare that if an infidel besmirches you with pig juice, you will be guaranteed a spot next to mohamed,( may penises be up him).
18 posted on 09/13/2007 12:00:59 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: oh8eleven

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.


19 posted on 09/13/2007 12:06:46 PM PDT by marlon
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To: West Coast Conservative

“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.


20 posted on 09/13/2007 12:09:03 PM PDT by 353FMG (Government is the opiate of the people.)
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To: karnage
...If they are high enough up the food chain, they could be heavy.

They captured Michael Moore?

21 posted on 09/13/2007 12:10:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The Democrat Party: radical Islam's last hope)
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To: jrooney

J

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.


22 posted on 09/13/2007 12:10:44 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: jrooney

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.


23 posted on 09/13/2007 12:15:14 PM PDT by steveyp
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To: steveyp

Amen. Well stated.


24 posted on 09/13/2007 12:27:02 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: Cuttnhorse

I will thanks again.


25 posted on 09/13/2007 12:27:28 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: karnage

Amen. God speed to our bravest and best. Onward to victory.


26 posted on 09/13/2007 12:29:21 PM PDT by jrooney (The democrats are the friend of our enemy and the enemy of our friends. Attack them, not GW!)
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To: All

I heard on Glen Beck lastnight that in the last two months of the surge we have killed around 2500. The more the merrier.


27 posted on 09/13/2007 12:41:17 PM PDT by flynmudd (Proud Navy Mom to OSSA Blalock-USS Ramage DDG61)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.


28 posted on 09/13/2007 1:02:49 PM PDT by blitzgig
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.

Jeeze

W


29 posted on 09/13/2007 1:03:16 PM PDT by WLR
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To: West Coast Conservative
Arresting 80 Al Qaeda operatives is a big deal. Usually these people fight it out to the death. This could be a sign that the quality of recruits is dropping or that these guys don’t think their cause is worth dying for anymore.
30 posted on 09/13/2007 1:35:03 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.

Bullfrogg


31 posted on 09/13/2007 1:47:59 PM PDT by Bullfrogg (American by Birth, Irish by heritage, hell raiser by choice)
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To: WLR

ROFLMAO!!


32 posted on 09/13/2007 2:16:17 PM PDT by AdvisorB ("A Hillary Clinton presidency would result in a weaker economy and a weaker America" Dick Morris)
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To: Vigilanteman
3 killed and 80 arrested? Every arrestee needs to stand on a gallows with about 4 inches of rope slack around their neck. They will be promised that each good lead they provide will delay the pull of the lever one additional day.

Two things come to mind.

1) "LEGIONES REDDE!"

and

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.

33 posted on 09/13/2007 4:14:10 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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