- The region north of the city in Diyala continues to be an al Qaeda “haven” and raids in the region have resulted in dozens al Qaeda operatives killed or captured over the past several days. Fifty-one al Qaeda leaders, including a media emir in Diyala, were killed or captured in December.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Task Force 88 kill 7 Al Qaeda fighters in the city of Miqdadiyah. Also, in another raid, a high ranking commander in Al Qaeda's network was captured in Diyala province. From Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal - Seven al Qaeda killed in Miqdadiyah