Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recent Happenings in Iraq

The Iraq War receded into the background as the War in Afghanistan expanded. Unless you are looking for it, you don't hear that much out of Iraq lately. But Strategy Page has an interesting article up called, "The Age Of The Assassin," which looks at recent events in that country. For example,
U.S. and Iraqi forces captured al Qaeda leader Mahmoud al Obiedi, and two of his key aides. This is believed one of the aftereffects of the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound on the 1st. In addition to the death of bin Laden, much data was seized, which was immediately gone over for leads to other prominent al Qaeda personnel. Al Qaeda threatened retaliation for the death of bin Laden, but nothing unusual has happened yet. Most Iraqis cheered the death of bin Laden, including many Sunni Arabs.

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