Wednesday, May 25, 2005

U.S. Launches Major Offensive in Iraq

Operation "New Market" launched. Wonder if a secondary motivation for all this might be finishing off that wounded someone we've all been hearing about.

About 1,000 U.S. Marines, sailors and soldiers encircled this Euphrates River city in the troubled Anbar province before dawn on Wednesday, launching the second major anti-terrorist operation in this vast western region in less than a month.

The offensives are aimed at uprooting terrorists who have killed more than 620 people since a new Iraqi government was announced on April 28. Many of those terrorists are thought to be foreign fighters who have slipped across the border from Syria.

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