Things are going from bad to worse for al Qaeda in Iraq. The Jerusalem Post reports that coalition forces have killed another top al Qaeda leader — Abu Usama al-Tunisi, the emir of foreign terrorists in Iraq and part of the inner leadership circle.
According to Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson, recent coalition operations have helped cut in half the previous flow of foreign fighters into Iraq, which had been at about 60 to 80 a month. Through the increased level of operations conducted by our enlarged ground force, we’ve been able to push militants into the remote parts of the north and south of the country. Now, additional operations have been going after those pockets of fighters.
Anderson concludes that al Qaeda is “very broken up, very unable to mass, and conducting very isolated operations.”
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