Monthly Archives: July 2008

United States

The Pentagon has officially used “the long war” to describe the current fight. “For the foreseeable future, winning the long war against violent extremist movements will be the central objective of the U.S.,” the 2008 strategy document released by the Pentagon stated. “We must display a mastery of irregular warfare comparable to that which we […]


The Diyala security operation has resulted in 189 detentions to date. US and Iraqi troops captured 14 al Qaeda operatives in Bayji, Baghdad, Mosul, Diyala, and Haditha. Coalition forces captured a Hezbollah Brigades operative in Baghdad. US troops captured 10 Special Groups fighters in Baghdad, including an EFP maker.


Al Qaeda commander Abu Abdallah al Shami was killed in a US airstrike this month. More than 20 Taliban were killed after ambushing an Afghan patrol in Ghazni province. A bombing outside the Pakistani consulate in Herat wounded two civilians. Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Ayyub al Masri and other senior commanders are thought […]


Ten Taliban and 21 civilians were reported killed in fighting in Swat. The Taliban in the Muzaffargarh district in Punjab ordered women to wear veils or acid would be poured on their faces and ordered “un-Islamic” businesses to shut down. The Taliban killed a female “US spy” in North Waziristan and reoccupied a TV booster […]


Tours of duty shortened as US deaths in Iraq plummet


US Military Deaths in Iraq Fall to Lowest Since 2003 Invasion