28 April 2008

JAM's days numbered - Updated and bumped

Army Capt. Will McNutt, a native of Deridder, La. and assigned as the 2nd Battalion, 42nd Iraqi Army Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division Military Transition Team chief provides security from a building rooftop as Iraqi army soldiers from the 42nd Iraqi Army Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division battle armed militiamen in the Sadr City district of Baghdad April 17. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Adrian Cadiz.

From The Long War Journal:

The showdown with the Mahdi Army continues in Baghdad and outlying areas to the North as Iraq's prime minister says the days of the militias are over. US and Iraqi forces engaged the Mahdi Army in Baghdad and the towns of Rashidiyah and Hussaniyah in northern Baghdad Province over the past several days, killing 16 Mahdi Army fighters and capturing five. Seventy-two Mahdi Army fighters have been killed in Baghdad since Muqtada al Sadr threatened to initiate a third uprising.

Well done to the IA and the US MiTTs teams. Keep up the good work.

Update: US, Iraqi troops killed 41 Mahdi Army fighters in Baghdad clashes

No comments: