Iraq Surge Working In Sadr City, Minus Al-Sadr

I bet you think I found this at the NY Times, LA Times, or some other Big Media outlet. Nope, sadly, none of the usual suspects covered it. From Operation Iraqi Freedom

More than 550 Iraqi Security Force personnel with 600 Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers began a clearing operation in the eastern Baghdad district known as Sadr City Sunday, military officials reported.

In Sadr City, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, with two Stryker companies from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, began their combined clearing operation early Sunday morning, teaming up with the 8th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi National Police Division, and the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division.

"During operations [Sunday], local residents were receptive and cooperative with Coalition and Iraqi forces," Lt. Col. Scott R. Bleichwehl, Multi-national Division-Baghdad spokesman, said. "The operation is designed to set secure conditions for the citizens of Sadr City."

Bleichwehl said no weapons caches were reported or suspects detained. He added there were no incidents of violence, and no casualties to the Coalition force, Iraqi Security Force or civilians.

This is just another illustration of The Surge actually working. And, it helps that Muqtada al-Sadr is still MIA, presumably in Iraq.

Pacify Baghdad, give the people and government a chance to catch their breath, get their military and police up and running in full, and then we can leave knowing that the job is complete.

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One Response to “Iraq Surge Working In Sadr City, Minus Al-Sadr”

  1. John Ryan says:

    sectarian deaths and American deaths remain the same

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