Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New operation in Babil

South of Baghdad 35 miles or so another major offensive is underway. 5,000 US troops and 3500 Iraqi troops are involved in Marne Avalanche. According to the dispatch from Stars and Stripes:

The area is one of the most politically and tactically complicated in Iraq, military officials have said: It straddles the Shiite-Sunni fault line south of Baghdad.

I'm thinking we need to keep on eye on this one.

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The Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System has some video.

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