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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Disrupting The Iranian Weapons Support

This was a good day in Iraq as Iraqi and British forces took out a safe haven for Iranian weapons flowing into Iraq for insurgents and terrorists.

Hat-Tip: Bryan @ Hot Air; From CNN:

Coalition raids aimed at disrupting the flow of weapons and fighters between Iraq and Iran resulted in the deaths of at least 20 militants early Monday in eastern Iraq, according to a statement from the U.S. military.

Coalition aircraft were called in to strafe fighters who attacked coalition troops in Amara and Majjar al-Kabir, two Shiite cities in the Maysan province bordering Iran, the military said.

"During the close air support, at least 20 terrorists were killed and six suspected terrorists were assessed to be wounded by the strafing," the military said. "A vehicle being used by the terrorists as a fighting position was also destroyed by the close air support."

Coalition forces captured militants who are "believed to be members of the secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training," the military said.

The military said it has intelligence reports indicating that Amara and Majjar al-Kabir are safe havens and smuggling routes for terrorists to import Iranian weapons into Iraq for the insurgency.

"Reports further indicate that Iranian surrogates, or Iraqis that are liaisons for Iranian intelligence operatives into Iraq, use both Amara and Majjar al-Kabir as safe haven locations," the military said.

The raids apparently involved Iraqi and British troops in a multinational force. British troops recently handed over security responsibility for the Maysan province to Iraqi security forces.

A British military spokesman said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki personally authorized the raids.

As I said, this was good. Granted there are many more targets to be dealt with in eastern Iraq that are likely the same sort of safe havens for weapons. But for people like Harry Reid and others that believe the surge is not working, and our military commanders are incompetant. It seems to me that Coalition forces are doing pretty well over there, and they are now fully addressing the issue of Iran's interference in the war.



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