Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Operation Steel Curtain Concludes - Zarqawi Probably Alive???

The commander of ground forces in Iraq said today he has "absolutely no reason to believe" that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was among those killed during a Nov. 19 raid in Mosul, Iraq.
"It is possible, but I have no reason to believe it,"
Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq and the U.S. Army's 18th Airborne Corps, told Pentagon reporters during a videoconference from Iraq.

Also in the news today... The U.S. and Iraqi forces wrapped up Operation Steel Curtain today near the Iraq-Syria border, military officials here announced. The 17-day offensive was conducted in the cities of Husaybah, Karabilah and Ubaydi, and was geared toward preventing al Qaeda in Iraq from operating in the Euphrates River Valley and throughout the country's Anbar province, officials noted.

Read more on topic by:
>> Donna Miles at American Forces Press Service...
‘Zarqawi Probably Alive, Ground Forces Commander Says’
>> MNF-I news release...
Operation Steel Curtain Concludes Along Iraq-Syria Border’

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