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Thread #89766   Message #1695543
Posted By: Peace
16-Mar-06 - 05:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
Subject: RE: BS: Why no new Iraq thread?
"Biggest US air strike since invasion

Associated Press
BAGHDAD, March 16. US forces today launched what was termed the largest air assault since the US-led invasion, targeting insurgent strongholds north of the capital, the US military said. US ground troops and the Iraqi army participated.
"More than 1,500 Iraqi and Coalition troops, over 200 tactical vehicles, and more than 50 aircraft participated in the operation," the military statement said of the attack designed to "clear a suspected insurgent operating area north-east of Samarra," 95 km north of Baghdad."