Sunday, August 31, 2008

Black Ops In Iraq

SAS troopers pictured in Iraq.

SAS Kills Hundreds Of Terrorists In 'Secret War' Against
al-Qaeda In Iraq -- The Telegraph

From The Telegraph:

Hundreds of terrorists have been killed by the SAS waging a "secret war" against al-Qaeda in Iraq, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

More than 3,500 insurgents have been "taken off the streets of Baghdad" by the elite British force in a series of audacious "Black Ops" over the past two years.

It is understood that while the majority of the terrorists were captured, several hundred, who were mainly members of the organisation known as "al-Qa'eda in Iraq" have been killed by the SAS.

The SAS is part of a highly secretive unit called "Task Force Black" which also includes Delta Force, the US equivalent of the SAS.

The prime targets have been those intent on joining the wave of suicide car bombers that claimed around 3,000 lives a month in Baghdad at the height of the terrorist campaign in 2006.

Using intelligence gleaned from spies and informers, Task Force Black has nearly broken the back of the terrorist network and reduced bombings in Baghdad from about 150 a month to just two.

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My Comment: I take issue with the title that this was a "Secret War" against Al Qaeda. The war against Al Qaeda in Iraq was very public and very noticeable. The carnage on the civilian population from car bombs and suicide attacks alone was horrific.

When I contemplate on how many civilians could have been killed by these butchers if they were not stopped, I Thank God that these people were taken out by the SAS and Delta Force.

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