Jul 30 2007
One of many stories that are being seen across Iraq as the brutal terrorism of al-Qaeda is being purged from the country step by step.
ANBAKIA, Iraq â€“ Two key towns were held captive by a terrorist threat in the Diyala province, effectively blocking a supply route for many citizens in the Diyala River Valley.
As the anti-Iraqi forces continued to terrorize the towns, many of the citizens were displaced and became refugees in the nearby town of Anbakia, overpopulating the town and creating an even further shortage of food and services.
That all changed July 22 with Operation Olympus. Early in the morning, Iraqi Army Soldiers on foot, and teams of paratroopers from the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, air assaulted into the towns and completely destroyed the terrorist cells within.
The residents of Anbakia have been loyal supporters of the Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces, which is part of the reason help was sent to them specifically with their refugees.
â€œThe town had been friendly to Coalition Forces,â€ said Shih.
â€œThey help us, so we help them,â€ he said. â€œWe will continue to work with them and not just abandon them.â€
â€œOur deliberate destruction of anti-Iraqi forces throughout the entire region has set conditions for the repatriation of these dislodged individuals,â€ said Poppas.
And in the wake of this wave of liberation comes word of al-Qaeda’s brutality and murderous ways – which is transforming the view of the Muslim world against the Islamo Fascists. The story is now completey new. America liberates, al-Qaeda terrorizes. The Muslim world thought it would be the American who would be terrorized. Now they know better.
Also in the news Iraq’s Prime Minister visited what was al-Qaeda’s last large stronghold in Iraq – Diyala Province. Seems al-Qaeda is losing strongholds quite rapidly. The Fall report should be one of immense initial success with the warning that we need to hold these successes, or else Iraq will fall back into chaos. The Surrendercrats and SurrenderMedia will, of course, deny any success has happened. That will only cements their ineptitude in the eyes of America.