[Marxism] Correction on US military operations in W. Iraq

Nick Halliday halliday.nick at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 07:30:47 MDT 2005


The US military says that its operations before the vote in order to
intimidate, kill, make homeless the Sunni consists of at least four
major operations:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051008/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq

excerpt>>

The military has said it will wrap up the operations [near the Syrian
border] in time for Sunni Arabs in the region to vote in the
referendum.

But two other U.S. and Iraqi offensives ? River Gate and Mountaineers
? were still under way in Anbar province. The area stretches along the
Euphrates River valley, which runs from the Syrian border to the city
of Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad.

A third offensive, Operation Saratoga, recently began in northern Iraq
to improve safety in towns like Kirkuk and Sulaimaniyah.

In River Gate, 2,500 U.S. troops and hundreds of Iraqi soldiers have
been sweeping through Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Parwana. On Saturday
smoke was seen billowing from some Haditha houses as U.S helicopters
flew overhead and machine gun fire rang out.
>>end of excerpt




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