Friday, December 8, 2006

Raids in Iraq

The A(w/t)P reports that coalition forces have raided an Al-Qaeda stronghold. Read the article and you'll see that the forces were searching through buildings and were attacked, they then returned fire. This doesn't sound like a 'raid' to me, but a defense.
Coalition raids Iraq areas, killing 20

By SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 33 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S.-led coalition forces killed 20 insurgents, including two women, Friday in fighting and air strikes that targeted al-Qaida in Iraq militants northwest of Baghdad, the military said. The mayor of the area said 19 civilians were killed, including seven women and eight children.
AFP/USMC/File Photo: US Marines attach a howitzer to a helicopter for transportation to western Iraq in November...Under continuing fire, the troops called in air support, killing 18 insurgents, including two women, the command said in a brief statement. The military declined to specify which branch of the coalition was involved, but the U.S. provides the bulk of the air support in most of the country.

"Al-Qaida in Iraq has both men and women supporting and facilitating their operations unfortunately," it said.
Redacted in light of "Clif"'s remarks.

Btw: the article has changed from the first publish, but the parts I quoted are still in there.

Update: As "Clif" points out, the wording does indeed include the women in the insurgency. I apologize to the A(w/t)P.
Reason amongst the dhimmikrauts

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