As the political situation evolves, the insurgency is focused on Baghdad
The Taliban’s Spring Offensive has been sprung; in Pakistan, the Taliban squashes a local festival, “miscreants” abound and an ally of Osama is kidnapped and beaten
A response to Belmont Club on the political situation in Iraq, and SCIRI the Kingmaker
The Iraqi Army conducts an independent another independent operation in Zarqawi’s former “Islamic Republic of Qaim”; AQIZ conducts multiple suicide operations
More reports of possible divisions between SCIRI and Jaafari’s Dawa party, and the greater game with Iran
Jaafari’s allies denounce the Hayy Ur raid while MNF-I disputes the allegations of an unjustified assault
Multinational Forces – Iraq reports Iraqi Special Forces led the fight against the Madhi militia in Baghdad.
U.S. and Iraqi forces mix it up with Sadr’s Mahdi Army at a Baghdad Mosque, around 20 Madhi fighters killed