From MNF-I - 30 Sunni And Shiite Tribes Form Major New Alliance Against Al Qaeda
- CAMP STRIKER — A short-notice reconciliation meeting of regional sheiks with potential for impact throughout Iraq was held Nov. 8 in Al Bassam, an area approximately 16 kilometers west of Baghdad city center.
HAWR RAJAB, Iraq – Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, walked the streets of Hawr Rajab Nov. 7 to see the progress achieved in the city’s security. Four months ago, any U.S. Soldier or Iraqi Army Solider walking the streets would have likely sparked a battle, as the city was under the control of al-Qaeda and the streets were lined with improvised explosive devices.