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December 26, 2007

Four Iraqi Terrorists Die of Post-Christmas Blues And Post-Christmas Airstrikes, But Mostly Post-Christmas Airstrikes


Coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained one suspect today during operations targeting al Qaeda in central Iraq.

In continued efforts to disrupt terrorist activities in the Diyala River Valley, coalition forces conducted two coordinated operations north of Muqdadiyah targeting associates of the al Qaeda network in the region. Intelligence reports indicate the individuals are associated with the group that was involved in several firefights with coalition forces during operations on Dec. 12 and 13.

During one of the operations, the ground force called for occupants to come out of the target area, but they did not comply. Coalition forces approached the target area and were engaged by enemy fire. The ground force pulled back to a safe position and called for supporting aircraft to engage. Coalition forces assessed that two terrorists were killed from the strike.

Nearby, coalition forces confirmed the presence of the wanted individuals associated with the previous target, and supporting aircraft again engaged. Once the area was cleared, the ground force assessed two terrorists were killed, one of whom was armed with a suicide vest.

A terrorist bomb-maker was also captured. On Christmas Eve and Christmas, a whole buncha assholes got coal in their stockings:

Elsewhere, coalition forces killed 13 terrorists and detained 27 suspects Dec. 24 and yesterday during operations targeting al Qaeda in central and northern Iraq.

During a series of operations south of Samarra Dec. 24 and yesterday, coalition forces targeted an alleged senior-level foreign terrorist facilitator for al Qaeda in Iraq. The targeted individual is also believed to be responsible for the facilitation of weapons and finances and involved in suicide-bombing operations, some of which include female operatives.

Acting on intelligence reports, coalition forces targeted a location where the individual was believed to be operating and called supporting aircraft to engage. Four individuals emerged from the target area and attempted to evade capture. As coalition forces approached one of the individuals, the suspect detonated a suicide vest, killing himself. The ground force then located two of the suspects hiding in a wooded area.

Coalition forces engaged and killed the two men.

There's a lot more at the link. A lot of dead and captured terrorists the past few days.

Also, a terrorist killed on November 8 has been identified as a high level AQ leader. Our troops used the newest weapon in our arsenel against him: irony.

Abu Abdullah, also known as Muhammad Sulayman Shunaythir al-Zuba’i, was a high-level al-Qaeda in Iraq leader for a network operating in the Salah ad Din province. Reports indicate Abdullah was an experienced bomb-maker and attack planner who coordinated numerous attacks on Coalition and Iraqi forces over the past three years, using a variety of improvised explosive devices combined with small-arms fire.

Abdullah was also allegedly responsible for the kidnapping, extortion and murder of local Iraqis, and it is believed he led a group of foreign terrorists, whom he used to conduct his car-bombing campaigns.

Intelligence reports led Coalition forces to a location where Abdullah was operating. The ground force observed Abdullah, fired warning shots directing him to stop and was then engaged by enemy fire. Responding in self-defense, Coalition forces returned fire, igniting the vehicle. The ground force observed secondary explosions erupt from the vehicle, indicating that explosives were inside. Abdullah and an associate were killed during the engagement.

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