Operations and events on the ground are already showing successes well beyond Baghdad in Anbar, Diyala and Salah ad-Din provinces--formerly al-Qaeda strongholds and hotbeds of the Sunni insurgency.
This is the first in a series of reports profiling the units of the 6th Iraqi Army Division. The units discussed here are located west and south of Baghdad.
The Dora market is an amazing success story and a small part of the critically important success that U.S. forces have achieved in the heart of a neighborhood that had been one of AQI's strongholds.
Phantom Strike, a series of targeted joint operations against al Qaeda, Sunni, and Shi'a insurgent elements
in Baghdad and the surrounding areas, was launched on August 13, 2007.
This Iraq Report describes lethal support provided by the Iranian government to Shi'a extremist organizations in Iraq.
What began in Anbar as a local movement of tribes is developing into a national phenomenon.
The 8th Iraqi Army Division (IAD), commanded by Major General Othman Farhood, is based ninety miles southeast of Baghdad in Diwaniyah.
To say that the surge is failing is absurd. Instead Congress should be asking this question: Can the current progress continue?
The new strategy for Iraq has entered its second phase. Now that all of the additional combat forces have arrived in theater, Generals Petraeus and Odierno have launched Operation Phantom Thunder.
This Iraq Report describes planning and preparations for a major Corps offensive in central Iraq, Operation Phantom Thunder, which began on June 15, 2007.