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January 22, 2007

93 Al Qaeda Killed In Iraq

In tough fighting in Baghdad. A "grim milestone" the media prefers not to trouble the public with. Might give them the wrong idea.

The U.S. military said on Monday 93 rebels were killed and 57 captured in a 10-day operation against al Qaeda-linked insurgents northeast of Baghdad.

In an unusually detailed video news conference broadcast to journalists in Baghdad from Diyala province, Colonel David Sutherland said Iraqi troops had fought well in the operation and were improving their capabilities every day.

He said 25 weapons caches, including around 1,200 Katyusha rockets, had been found during operations dating back to November in the area around a remote village called Turki.

Sutherland said U.S. and Iraqi forces had gradually isolated the insurgents since November before launching the 10-day assault backed by air strikes from January 4 to 14. Last week, the Iraqi army said it had killed about 50 rebels in the area.

Right next to that article Yahoo has this feature linked:

As has been frequently noted, the MSM is eager to profile the fallen -- the human cost of war -- but not so eager to mention the cause the fallen fought for, nor the human cost of war they inflicted on our enemies.


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