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Kudos to Taskforce 88! al Queda in Iraq is road kill!

 

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US names al Qaeda emir of Mosul killed during raid

 

By Bill RoggioJune 26, 2008 6:02 PM

The US military has identified al Qaeda's leader of Mosul who was killed during a targeted raid in the northern city on June 24.

 

Multinational Forces Iraq named Abu Khalaf as al Qaeda's emir, or leader, of Mosul who was killed during a raid by Task Force 88, the hunter-killer teams assigned to disrupt terrorist command networks in Iraq and elsewhere. Khalaf was killed by US forces as he reached for a gun and his associate attempted to detonate his vest.

 

Khalaf "rose through the ranks to become the overall emir of Mosul," the US military stated. He served as al Qaeda's military commander in Mosul during the rule of former al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

 

He would meet with senior al Qaeda leaders in Mosul and the Jazeera desert "coordinating and ordering dozens of attacks against Iraqi citizens, Iraqi forces and Coalition forces."

 

Khalaf had close ties to foreign al Qaeda terrorists, according to his associates in custody. "Khalaf traveled much of the time with foreigners," the US military said. Abu Khalud, his aide wearing the suicide vest at the time of his death, was a Syrian national.

 

The US military has decimated al Qaeda's command network in Mosul since major operations kicked off early this year.

 

Al Qaeda executes attacks in Mosul, Anbar

While al Qaeda has suffered a major blow with the death of Abu Khalaf, the organization still maintains the capacity to conduct large-scale attacks. Al Qaeda pulled off two major attacks today in Mosul and the city of Karmah in eastern Anbar province.

 

Eighteen Iraqis were killed and 80 wounded in a car bomb attack between a market and the provincial center in central Mosul. One policeman and 17 civilians were killed in the bombing. The governor of Ninewa province was visiting nearby during the time of the attack.

 

Three US soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Mosul on June 24. That same day, two Iraqis were killed and 70 wounded in a separate roadside bomb attack.

 

In Anbar province, al Qaeda struck at a tribal meeting in the city of Karmah. Eighteen people have been reported killed and 17 wounded. Three US Marines and two senior tribal leaders were among those killed in the attack.

 

The meeting was between leaders of the Zuba'a tribe and the Anbar Awakening movement.

 

The Zuba'a tribe was one of the "sinister six" tribes in Anbar province that signed on to support al Qaeda in Iraq and its puppet Islamic State of Iraq.

 

The Zuba'a tribe fought an internal civil war over the decision to join al Qaeda in Iraq. The pro-American wing won out after a brutal campaign that included numerous clashes and the near assassination of Salam al-Zuba'i, one of Iraq's Deputy Prime Ministers.

 

Task Force 88 killed Muhammad Sulayman Shunaythir al Zuba'i, also as known as Abu Abdullah, the leader of al Qaeda's network in the Karmah region in November 2007. Abu Abdullah was the leader of the Zuba'a who signed on to al Qaeda in Iraq.

 

Anbar slated to go under Iraqi control

The attack in Karmah comes as Multinational Forces Iraq is preparing to turn over control of the province this weekend. Designating Anbar as Provincial Iraqi Control puts the Iraqi security forces in the lead of security operations. US forces would be in an "overwatch," or supporting role to back up Iraqi forces as needed.

 

Anbar is the tenth of Iraq's 18 provinces to go under Iraqi control. It was once thought Anbar would be the last to transition to Iraq control.

 

Anbar was written off as "lost" to al Qaeda in Iraq in late 2006. But the rise of the Anbar Awakening, the groups of tribes and former insurgent groups opposed to al Qaeda's theocratic rule, turned the tide in early 2007 and made Anbar one of Iraq's most peaceful provinces.

 

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Let the word go forth to every hamlet, village and City inthe land!

 

"al Queda is toast!"

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US names al Qaeda emir of Mosul killed during raid

 

 

By Bill RoggioJune 26, 2008 6:02 PM

 

 

The US military has identified al Qaeda's leader of Mosul who was killed during a targeted raid in the northern city on June 24.

 

 

Multinational Forces Iraq named Abu Khalaf as al Qaeda's emir, or leader, of Mosul who was killed during a raid by Task Force 88, the hunter-killer teams assigned to disrupt terrorist command networks in Iraq and elsewhere. Khalaf was killed by US forces as he reached for a gun and his associate attempted to detonate his vest.

 

 

Khalaf "rose through the ranks to become the overall emir of Mosul," the US military stated. He served as al Qaeda's military commander in Mosul during the rule of former al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

 

 

He would meet with senior al Qaeda leaders in Mosul and the Jazeera desert "coordinating and ordering dozens of attacks against Iraqi citizens, Iraqi forces and Coalition forces."

 

 

Khalaf had close ties to foreign al Qaeda terrorists, according to his associates in custody. "Khalaf traveled much of the time with foreigners," the US military said. Abu Khalud, his aide wearing the suicide vest at the time of his death, was a Syrian national.

 

 

The US military has decimated al Qaeda's command network in Mosul since major operations kicked off early this year.

 

 

Al Qaeda executes attacks in Mosul, Anbar

 

 

While al Qaeda has suffered a major blow with the death of Abu Khalaf, the organization still maintains the capacity to conduct large-scale attacks. Al Qaeda pulled off two major attacks today in Mosul and the city of Karmah in eastern Anbar province.

 

 

Eighteen Iraqis were killed and 80 wounded in a car bomb attack between a market and the provincial center in central Mosul. One policeman and 17 civilians were killed in the bombing. The governor of Ninewa province was visiting nearby during the time of the attack.

 

 

Three US soldiers were killed in a roadside bombing in Mosul on June 24. That same day, two Iraqis were killed and 70 wounded in a separate roadside bomb attack.

 

 

In Anbar province, al Qaeda struck at a tribal meeting in the city of Karmah. Eighteen people have been reported killed and 17 wounded. Three US Marines and two senior tribal leaders were among those killed in the attack.

 

 

The meeting was between leaders of the Zuba'a tribe and the Anbar Awakening movement.

 

 

The Zuba'a tribe was one of the "sinister six" tribes in Anbar province that signed on to support al Qaeda in Iraq and its puppet Islamic State of Iraq.

 

 

The Zuba'a tribe fought an internal civil war over the decision to join al Qaeda in Iraq. The pro-American wing won out after a brutal campaign that included numerous clashes and the near assassination of Salam al-Zuba'i, one of Iraq's Deputy Prime Ministers.

 

 

Task Force 88 killed Muhammad Sulayman Shunaythir al Zuba'i, also as known as Abu Abdullah, the leader of al Qaeda's network in the Karmah region in November 2007. Abu Abdullah was the leader of the Zuba'a who signed on to al Qaeda in Iraq.

 

 

Anbar slated to go under Iraqi control

 

 

The attack in Karmah comes as Multinational Forces Iraq is preparing to turn over control of the province this weekend. Designating Anbar as Provincial Iraqi Control puts the Iraqi security forces in the lead of security operations. US forces would be in an "overwatch," or supporting role to back up Iraqi forces as needed.

 

 

Anbar is the tenth of Iraq's 18 provinces to go under Iraqi control. It was once thought Anbar would be the last to transition to Iraq control.

 

 

Anbar was written off as "lost" to al Qaeda in Iraq in late 2006. But the rise of the Anbar Awakening, the groups of tribes and former insurgent groups opposed to al Qaeda's theocratic rule, turned the tide in early 2007 and made Anbar one of Iraq's most peaceful provinces.

 

 

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Let the word go forth to every hamlet, village and City inthe land!

 

 

"al Queda is toast!"

 

"Al Qaeda in Iraq is roadkill!!"

 

 

So, there won't be ANY more Al Qaeda-linked killings in Iraq ever again?

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Don't you wish! No dimwitty! But al Queda caused deaths are down by 90% since last year and the month of June hold the record for the most peaceful in Iraq since march of 2003.

 

Why are you such a supporter of the thugs who represent the failing war of terror in the mid east?

 

 

He is some more good news from the Central Front for al Queda!

 

Mahdi Army decimated during recent fighting

 

By Bill RoggioJune 26, 2008 2:53 PM

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Muqtada al Sadr.

 

The Mahdi Army has suffered a significant blow during fighting against Iraqi and Coalition forces this year, according to an Iraq intelligence report. The heavy casualties sustained by the Mahdi Army have forced Muqtada al Sadr, the leader of the Mahdi Army and the Sadrist political movement, to change his tactics and disband the Mahdi Army in favor of a small, secretive fighting force.

 

"More than 2,000 cadres from the Mahdi Army leaders were killed recently," an Iraqi intelligence official told Gulf News. "This led to the almost complete collapse of the army," the official said. An estimated 1,300 Mahdi Army fighters "escaped to safe houses in Iran." Muqtada al Sadr currently resides in Qom, Iran, under the protection of Iraq's Qods Force.

 

The Mahdi Army took heavy casualties while opposing the Iraqi security forces in Basrah and the South and against US and Iraqi forces in Sadr City during operations to secure the areas in March, April, and May. More than 1,000 Mahdi Army fighters were killed in Sadr City alone, according to a Mahdi Army commander in Baghdad. Another 415 were killed in Basrah. More than 400 were killed during fighting in the southern cities of Najaf, Karbala, Hillah, Diwaniyah, Amarah, Samawah, and Nasiriyah in late March and early April, according to numbers compiled by The Long War Journal. Thousands more have been wounded our captured.

 

The setbacks in Baghdad, Basrah, and the South have forced Sadr to turn the Mahdi Army into "a secret military organization," the Iraqi report stated. "The number of members doesn't exceed 150-200, hugely down from the total estimated number of 50,000 in the past two years."

 

Iraqi intelligence believes the Mahdi Army, which is funded and supported by Iran, "will be somewhat [similar] to Al Qaida and some of the other Sunni armed groups and will have to carry out quality operations against US forces and assassinate some of the important Iraqi figures [to prove itself]."

 

The Iraqi report counters the current narrative on the Mahdi Army's strategy. Analysts have stated the Mahdi Army cleverly melted away to avoid confrontation with the Iraqi military and wait out the US military until it withdraws. The intelligence report suggests Sadr was forced to change strategy and retreat in the face of heavy casualties and dwindling support from the Shia population.

 

Sadr ordered the Mahdi Army to disband and created the small cadre of secretive fighters on June 13. Two days later he ordered the Sadrist block to withdraw from the provincial elections, and instead said the movement would infiltrate candidates into independent blocs.

The US military began targeting the senior leadership of the Mahdi Army in late 2006, and targeted the Iranian-backed elements in earnest during "the surge" during the spring, summer, and fall of 2007.

 

Operations against the Mahdi Army continue

 

Iraqi and US forces have not rested after successful operations against the Mahdi Army in Baghdad, Basrah, and the wider South from March to June.

 

A large operation is currently underway in Maysan province, once a stronghold for the Mahdi Army and the Sadrist movement. Iraqi security forces have detained 174 "wanted persons" in and around Amarah, the provincial capital, since operations began two weeks ago. The mayor of Amarah, several provincial council members, and several Mahdi Army commanders have been arrested during the operation.

 

Iraqi and US forces have conducted multiple raids against the Mahdi Army in Baghdad and Hillah over the past week, detaining more than 100 Mahdi Army fighters and several senior leaders.

 

Iraqi and US forces detained three senior-level Mahdi Army commanders during raids in Baghdad and Hillah June 20-21. One of the commanders was responsible for the southeastern district in Baghdad, another was assigned to promote Mahdi Army leaders in Baghdad and has close connection to the Sadrist movement in Najaf, and the other was a senior leader in Hillah.

Iraqi soldiers captured "an Iranian surrogate, reportedly in charge of more than 100 individuals" behind improvised explosive device and explosively formed penetrator attacks and a "key financier" during a raid in Baghdad on June 22. Iraqi soldiers also captured a leader of a Mahdi Army "criminal network who is suspected of being a financier who directs, coordinates and funds operations in the surrounding cities, including trafficking weapons and providing safe havens for criminals" in Zubadiyah south of Baghdad. An IED cell leader was captured by US troops in Baghdad on June 24.

On June 21, Iraqi forces detained Sayyid Tahseen, a senior member of Muqtada al Sadr's political movement, in Al Kut in Wasit province. Iraqi police described Tahseen as "one of the most important individual wanted by security forces" who is "wanted for more than 45 cases, including armed operations against security forces, in addition to killing and abduction of innocent people."

On June 26, Coalition forces captured a senior "Special Groups" leader and three associates late during an operation in Ash Shumali near Hillah. The Mahdi Army leader has "ties to some of the highest levels of the Iranian-sponsored organization."

 

Scores of lower-level Mahdi Army fighters have been captured over the past week. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured three Mahdi Army fighters in the Shula neighborhood in Baghdad on June 20. US troops captured a Mahdi Army fighter in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad on June 21 and killed six Mahdi Army fighters as they planted IEDs in New Baghdad on June 22.

 

Over the weekend, Iraqi security forces detained 65 Mahdi Army fighters and seized weapons caches during operations north of the city of Nasiriyah in Dhi Qhar province.

 

Iraqi security forces detained 37 Mahdi Army fighters during separate raids in Hillah on June 23. US troops also found a vehicle with nine of the Mahdi Army-built improvised rocket-assisted mortars, otherwise know as "flying IEDs," in the Kadamiyah district in Baghdad.

 

 

 

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Dartermon,

 

Your sucking hind T on your support of the killers in Iraq!

 

The war has gone against them, against th Madhi Army, against the Special Groups traind by Iran and against the Qud Special Forces Iran expected to secure southern Iraq for the ayotollah's in Iran.

 

If is amusing that you keep shoveling crap against the tide when there are many times more stories of insurgent, al queda and Mahdi Army defeat then the acts of terrorism you seem to support.

 

HAve a nice day! loser!

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