24 June 2008

Special Forces score major victory in Mosul

The AQI network continues to get rolled up:

US forces kill al Qaeda's leader in Mosul

The emir, who has not been named, was killed after a Special Operations Forces team form Task Force 88, the hunter-killer teams assigned to take down terrorists in Iraq, stormed a building in Mosul. The commandos opened fire after one of the terrorists attempted to detonate his suicide vest was shot and another reached for a pistol. A woman with the group attempted to detonate the vest on the dead al Qaeda operative.

Mosul is considered AQI's last stronghold in Iraq, making this a very significant event. Well done, guys.

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