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Sunday, July 6, 2008

"Victory in Iraq ... Yawn"

Over at The Corner, Andy McCarthy talks about the latest crushing victory in Iraq, and unwillingness of the US press to cover it:

Al Qaeda's being crushed in Mosul, its last holdout in Iraq. You need to go to the British press to learn about it. Here's from the Times of London [h/t TigerHawk]:

American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.

After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.

A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.

Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.

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