Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Maliki Offensive Planned For Diyala Province

3. Diyala Province
Source: Wikipedia

Voices of Iraq reports today that the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is preparing for his fifth military offensive this year. The first was Operation Knight’s Charge in Basra, followed by operations in Sadr City, Mosul, and Maysan province. The fifth is aimed at Diyala province northeast of Baghdad. A spokesman for the Defense Ministry said the operations are all aimed at securing the country before the planned October provincial elections.

SOURCES:

Voices of Iraq, “Iraqi Gov’t prepare for Diala offensive – Defense advisor,” 6/24/08

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