10 years, 10 months ago
In what appears to be a much more surgical approach than Fallujah, U.S. forces are setting up shop in Ramadi, one of the most dangerous places in Iraq (Marine Times story). Apparently, setting up shop — with all of the related patrols, sniper killings of insurgents, and weapons cache findings — is expected to work. Time will tell if this succeeds or if Ramadi devolves into an IED zone that our boys have to brave.
It looks like the report above is accurate. It is also reported that:
Yesterday US troops conducted a similar operation, erecting two outposts in the southern half of the city to allow Iraqi soldiers to begin patrolling an area that has rarely seen any US or Iraqi forces.
US commanders said the move yesterday wasn’t the precursor to a rumoured offensive to drive insurgents from Ramadi – but rather an “isolation