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February 20, 2005

Marines aim to secure city

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

"Operation River Blitz" is long overdue and hopefully this is the begining of a larger offensive on Ramadi, a terrorist and insurgent stronghold for most of the past year. After more than ample time to clean-up their act it's time to dismantle Ramadi like Fallujah, only this time the Iraqi and U.S. forces should use more air power and less ground power. Our guys and gals deserve all the help we can give them.

US and Iraqi troops launched a large-scale operation around the rebellious city of Ramadi today, as part of a nationwide effort to restore order in the wake of last month's election.

Troops from the 1st Marine expeditionary force, supported by Iraqi soldiers, set up a ring of checkpoints around the city, 110km west of Baghdad, and imposed an 8pm to 6am curfew under Operation River Blitz.

Posted by Hyscience at February 20, 2005 9:15 AM

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