Wall Street Journal: Attacks in Iraq Reach 4-Year Low

Posted by Kendall Harmon

U.S. and Iraqi military officials said violence in Iraq has decreased significantly in recent weeks to levels not seen in four years.

That offers some hope to officials that Iraqi security services may be making gains, following recent Iraqi-led military campaigns in Basra in the south, Baghdad's Sadr City, and Mosul in the north. But similar ebbs in violence have fizzled, the latest as recent as earlier this year, and it was far from clear whether the most recent gains can hold.

U.S. military spokesman Rear Admiral Patrick Driscoll said at a news conference here Sunday that weekly attacks in Iraq are down to March 2004 levels, which were about 300 attacks a week.

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Posted May 27, 2008 at 6:43 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jeffersonian wrote:

Look for this on page D28 of the NYT, right next to the truss ads.

May 27, 6:46 pm | [comment link]
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