The Invasion that Wasn't
Bill Roggio summarizes recent activity in Iraq. Some highlights.
- Yesterday's news from Iraq was dominated by rumors of a Turkish invasion of northern Iraq. The news turned out to be false, as Ankara, Baghdad, and Washington all denied the reports from two unnamed Turkish officials.
- Coalition forces captured 16 al Qaeda during raids in Fallujah, Hit, and Baghdad. Wednesday's raids in Anbar province and Mosul resulted in one al Qaeda killed and six captured. Also on Wednesday, Coalition forces killed two terrorists and captured ten others while working to dismantle car bomb cells in Baghdad. "Intelligence reports also indicate that the VBIED cell is responsible for chlorine attacks, assassination attempts against Iraqi officials and other high-profile attacks in Baghdad," noted Multinational Forces Iraq. In a separate raid, Coalition forces killed an al Qaeda emir and captured three of his associates.