ISW Fellow James Danly discusses the deaths of AQI leaders, al-Masri and al-Baghdadi, on MSNBC with Lawrence J. Korb from the Center for American Progress.
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Over the last year, Coalition and Iraqi Forces made significant progress fighting al Qaeda in Iraq. This Backgrounder provides a brief summary of operations against al Qaeda in 2007.
Following fierce battles in January of 2007 - Haifa Street has made a dramatic change for the better.
Operations Officer looks back on 15 months of accomplishments for "Ironhorse" Brigade.
Over the last year, Saydiyah has become one of the principal battlegrounds for the territorial war between Shi'a militias and al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Baghdad.
As part of a series of interviews with Brigade and Division-level commanders in Iraq, I spoke today with COL J.B. Burton, commander of the 2nd BCT, 1st Infantry Division (Dagger Brigade) about the clearing of Mansour and the continuing fight against both Sunni and Shi'a extremists as part of Operation Fardh al-Qanoon. You can access the video, Col. Burton's briefing slides, and the transcript below.
The Mansour security district is located in western Baghdad stretching from the Abu Ghraib area and the airport east to Karkh. Bounded by the Shi’a-dominated Kadhimiyah to the north and Rashid to the south, Mansour is overwhelmingly Sunni, with a few mixed areas remaining in Yarmouk in the southeast.
A Corps offensive to prevent al Qaeda, Sunni, and Shi’a insurgent elements from reconstituting their forces in Baghdad, its belts, or elsewhere.
The follow-on operation to Together Forward I aimed at improving Baghdad’s security conditions.