Stay out of the Swarm: American Multi-Prong Assault
Iraqi & Coalition troopers looking to sting Insurgents:
Last week we had the IDF clearing Nablus in Northern Glory, this week Jericho, and now an even larger Terrorist trap courtesy of the USA’s fine fighting forces. It’s not a good week to take up Terrorism as a hobby.
Rules of War:
Also going down today, the renewal of US Foreign Policy documents, or the Bush Doctrine: on Pre-Emption via the National Security Strategy, the rule book on American policy is up in full at the White House!
Here’s the press release on Operation Swarmer in Iraq
From the: American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2006 â€“ Iraqi and coalition forces today launched the largest air assault operation since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in southern Salah Ad Din province to clear a suspected insurgent operating area northeast of Samarra, military officials reported. [...]
More than 1,500 Iraqi and coalition troops, more than 200 tactical vehicles, and more than 50 aircraft participated in the operation, according to the MNF-I statement.
Initial reports from the objective area indicate that a number of enemy weapons caches — containing artillery shells, explosives, materials for making homemade bombs, and military uniforms — have been captured.
The operation is expected to continue for several days as a thorough search of the objective area is conducted, officials said.
Isolation and clearing, dirty work but effective.