Thursday, June 21, 2007

Al Qaeda "about to be slaughtered"

Michael Yon reports on the first day of Operation Arrowhead Ripper:

The heat is intense for the enemy and for us. Soldiers, during any
chance, would lay-down during the heat of day, and in complete body armor and
helmets, fall asleep in the dirt. I took photos of course. Our guys are tough.
The enemy in Baqubah is as good as any in Iraq, and better than most. That’s
saying a lot. But our guys have been systematically trapping them, and have
foiled some big traps set for our guys. I don’t want to say much more about
that, but our guys are seriously outsmarting them. Big fights are ahead and we
will take serious losses probably, but al Qaeda, unless they find a way to
escape, are about to be slaughtered. Nobody is dropping leaflets asking them to
surrender. Our guys want to kill them, and that’s the plan.

Please read the whole thing.