June 9, 2006


Zarqawi raids uncover new leads (BBC, 6/09/06)

The US military says a series of raids conducted following the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has yielded a "treasure trove" of new information. [...]

The strike was the "painstaking, deliberate result" of intelligence over "many weeks", US military spokesman Major General William Caldwell said.

He said that 17 simultaneous raids conducted in and around Baghdad following the strike had yielded "a treasure trove... of information and intelligence".

"And we had identified other targets we had previously not gone after, to allow us to continue staying focused on getting Zarqawi. But now that we have got him, it allows us now to go after all these other targets," he said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 9, 2006 9:25 AM
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