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AP: US Is “Turning” Iraqis Against Insurgents

From those enablers of terror at the Associated Press:

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[AP caption:] 7-year-old Wasnaa Abdullah is carried by a relative after a join[t] Iraqi-US raid, in Imam Alli Hospital, Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, June 1, 2007. A joint Iraqi American force raided the Kibr and Ghizlan areas on the outskirts of north eastern Sadr City early Friday opening fire on a house killing Khalid Abdullah and wounding his 7 year old daughter Wasnaa, police said.

U.S. battles al-Qaida in west Baghdad

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writers

BAGHDAD – Iraqi and U.S. troops fanned out in a devastated Sunni neighborhood in Baghdad on Friday, residents said, adding they were holed up in their houses under a curfew that was imposed to restore calm after days of internal fighting between insurgent groups.

Northeast of Baghdad, an al-Qaida-linked suicide bomber blew himself up Friday in a house sheltering members of the rival 1920 Revolution Brigades, killing two of the other militants and wounding four in the strife-ridden city of Baqouba, police said.

The developments were the latest in an apparently growing Sunni insurgent power struggle as U.S. and Iraqi officials try to isolate the terror network by turning other militant groups and tribal leaders against it. The tactic has proven relatively successful in the western Anbar province, once considered the heartland of the Sunni insurgency, and Washington and the Iraqi government are trying to replicate it elsewhere.

Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq, said Thursday that U.S. military officers were talking with Iraqi militants — excluding al-Qaida — about cease-fires and other arrangements to try to stop the violence. He said he thinks 80 percent of Iraqis, including Sunni insurgents and Shiite militants, can reach reconciliation with each other, although most al-Qaida operatives will not…

What a typical AP story.

The developments were the latest in an apparently growing Sunni insurgent power struggle as U.S. and Iraqi officials try to isolate the terror network by turning other militant groups and tribal leaders against it.

It isn’t possible that the locals would turn against these murderers on their own. The US has to be trying to “turn” them against the terrorists.

And once again the picture the AP chooses to run with the article tells the story. That is, the story the AP wants to portray.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 1st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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