Continuing to get the job done in Iraq

Posted by: ST on April 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Fox News reports some huge news on the results of a joint US/Iraqi forces operation:

DEVELOPING: Iraq’s two most wanted Al Qaeda terrorists were killed in a joint operation with the U.S., Fox News confirmed Monday.

The U.S. military said Monday that Al Qaeda in Iraq leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Umar al-Baghdadi were killed early Sunday morning in a raid led by U.S. and Iraqi forces, after a week of operations led them to a safehouse where the terror chiefs were hiding.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki showed reporters at a news conference on Monday pictures of two dead bodies he identified as al-Baghdadi and al-Masri.

The U.S. military said the two terrorists were killed in a nighttime raid just southwest of Tikrit, the hometown of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

“The death of these terrorists is potentially the most significant blow to Al Qaeda in Iraq since the beginning of the insurgency,” the U.S. top commander in Iraq, General Raymond Odierno, said in a press release Monday.

Job well done!

Bill Roggio at The Long War Journal has much more.

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  1. Carlos says:

    Watch out! With success like this our Retreater-in-Chief will have our troops out of there before month’s end. Can’t have any success, ya know, what with what’s left of his popularity riding on his old anti-military boastings…

  2. Anthony says:

    Carlos, I understand PBO’s already penning the requisite letter of apology.

  3. ZippyTheWerewolf says:

    LMAO @ Carlos and Anthony.

  4. Tex says:

    It’s a good thing the military didn’t take those losers alive. Otherwise, Obama might have ordered them brought back to the U.S. to face misdemeanor charges in a federal court and given a fine. However, I am a bit worried that he might still try to prosecute any U.S. military servicemen who took part in this raid if they were the ones who gave those losers one-way tickets to Paradise.

  5. Dunk says:

    Kudos to the brave men and women of the armed forces sacrificing so much from so far away to make us all a little bit safer.