Wednesday, November 17, 2004
More to Come
From the Washington Post:
The next 10 days are a crucial period," a senior U.S. military officer, who spends extensive amounts of time in Iraq, said in a telephone interview yesterday. "My intention right now is to keep the pressure on, not let them go to ground, but batter them for the next 10 days to two weeks," said the officer, whose position does not allow him to be quoted by name.
He said captives are giving up a trove of intelligence, from "pocket litter" to travel documents to laptop computers, that will be exploited with a series of actions across central Iraq's Sunni Triangle, from Fallujah to Baghdad to Samarra and Tikrit. Most leaders of the insurgency left Fallujah before the U.S. offensive began, but have not gone far, this officer said, either to Baghdad or the northern part of Babil province.