Friday, September 21, 2007

US military continues to claim surge successes

Violence in Iraq has fallen to its lowest level since a 2006 mosque attack which unleashed the deadliest phase of the Iraq war, the deputy commander of United States forces in Iraq has said.

Lieutenant-General Raymond Odierno yesterday said attacks in Baghdad had also fallen by half since January, just before Washington began pouring 30,000 extra troops into Iraq to try to drag the nation back from the brink of sectarian civil war.


Odierno credited decreased IED attacks to an aggressive search for enemy weapons caches.

Insurgents can take heart, however. Democrats will not quit their efforts to quit in Iraq.


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