Saturday, July 26, 2008


In this analysis post, AP's military reporter Robert Burns and its Baghdad bureau chief Robert Reid have gone over to the Dark Side:

Analysis: US now winning Iraq war that seemed lost
By ROBERT BURNS and ROBERT H. REID – 9 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost. ... But organized resistance, with the steady drumbeat of bombings, kidnappings, assassinations and ambushes that once rocked the capital daily, has all but ceased.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

War News for Saturday, July 26, 2008
July 24 airpower summary:

Reported Security incidents:
#1: A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Ghazaliyah, western Baghdad at 3 p.m. Friday injuring two soldiers.
#2: A roadside bomb detonated in the afternoon inside a popular market in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, wounding six people, including three security members, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.Around 2 pm a roadside bomb targeted civilians in Kamb Sara in Adhamiyah neighborhood (north Baghdad). Six people were injured (including 1 policeman and two Sahwa members).
#3: Another roadside bomb went off before midday near an Iraqi army patrol in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Sleikh, wounding two soldiers and a civilian along with damaging one of the patrol's vehicles, the source said.
#4: A third explosion occurred in the day near some dustmen in the al-Jihad neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad, injuring two of them and caused damages to a nearby vehicle, the source added.
#5: Around 3 p.m. gunmen attacked and injured awakening council official in Daowdi neighborhood, west Baghdad.
#6: Around 4 p.m. a roadside bomb targeted awakening council member, a U.S. backed militia, in Sleikh neighborhood, injuring two militia members
.#7: Police found one dead body throughout Baghdad in Baladiyat neighborhood.

#1: On Friday night a gunman with silencer opened fire on an American patrol in downtown Kirkuk. A 14 year-old kid was killed in that incident .
#2: In the morning gunmen opened fire on a combined patrol from Iraqi security forces and Americans. One Iraqi policeman was killed and another was injured.

#1: A policeman was killed by gunmen fire in clashes in the western part of Mosul city on Saturday, a police source in Ninewa province said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know.

What the fuckity fuck fuck fuck?

Winning means we could leave, I suppose. Winning means we're not leaving in place and in power and fully armed the killers who have spent years killing out troops.