Monday, June 18, 2007

We Grab the Enemy By the Belt

Bill Roggio describes the ongoing "Battle of the Belts" -- referring to the band of provinces around Baghdad.

In the June 16 briefing given by Defense Robert Gates, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, General Petraeus explained that the past four months have set the stage for the "large, coordinated offensive operations" which kicked off over the weekend. The combat, logistics and intelligence pieces have been "put in place over the past several months," while a clear intelligence picture was developed of the regions surrounding Baghdad. "We have been doing what we might call shaping operations in a lot of these different areas [in the belts], feeling the edges, conducting intelligence gathering, putting in special operators."

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Blogger desert rat said...

Reported action by MNF, Monday, 18 June 2007

‘Garryowen’ troops detain suspected roadside bombers

Suspects seized in cordon, search operation in Abu Saida

11 suspected VBIED cell members detained

Marne Torch air assault yields five detainees

Iraqi Security Forces detain four suspected terrorists during raid in Samarra

Iraqi Forces detain terrorist facilitator in Kirkuk

IP detain four insurgents wounded after emplacing IED

40 suspects detained, no insurgents reported killed, on Monday, 18 June 2007.

The Push is on!

6/18/2007 04:17:00 PM  
Blogger Sparks fly said...


Hold them mooslim chaps. Isn't it cheaper to feed'em than fight'em?

6/18/2007 10:40:00 PM  

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