posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 11:51 AM
After a week of fighting in Fallujah, and insurgent unrest through out the Sunni areas of Iraq, US and Iraqi soldiers have undertaken an offensive to
retake parts of Mosul held by rebel fighters. Earlier in the week insurgents had attacked police stations in Mosul, taking uniforms, body armor, and
weapons before burning the stations.
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi forces launched an offensive in Mosul on Tuesday to retake control of rebel-held areas after a week of anarchy
that has seen insurgents attacking across Iraq's third largest city.
"Offensive operations have begun on the western side of the river to clear out final pockets of insurgent fighting," said Captain Angela Bowman,
spokeswoman for U.S. forces in the north.
"It's a significant operation to secure police stations in the area and make sure they can be put to use again."
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The ongoing operations in Fallujah and Mosul will certainly not be the last. Everywhere groups of fighters pop up, US and Iraqi troops will follow in
efforts to chase them out.
No doubt there are still large pockets of resistence throughout Iraq. Everywhere they show up the military will hunt them down, and scatter them.
While most think that causing them to scatter isn't a real solution to the problem, the scattered groups get smaller and smaller every time they are
scattered, as many are killed in the process.
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