More Explosives Found And Attacks Drop To 2005 Levels
The overall level of attacks occurring in Iraq has fallen considerably. The levels of active attacks occurring in the Baghdad area have decreased to levels that were last seen in the year 2005.
Army Brigadier General Joseph Anderson spoke to reporters and talked about gains in the Iraqi War on Terror. General Anderson is the Chief of Staff for Multi National Corps Iraq.
More bombs are being discovered and cleared each week, at an ever-increasing rate, faster than anytime in the last four years. The new Operation Phantom Phoenix has been experiencing success in driving extremists and Al Qaeda out of their safe havens. Overall the operations tempo has remained high, and the national level of Iraqi attacks has remained low for the past three months.
“We are pleased to roll back the security to the same level we enjoyed in 2005,” said General Anderson. The attacks that are being experienced on a weekly basis in Baghdad have remained low for nearly the twenty third week in a row, according to General Anderson. As more and more areas are cleared of extremists, the Coalition forces are enjoying continued success at working with local citizens.
“The Iraqi Citizens are feeling safer, and they are actively working to help us rid the country of extremists,” stated General Anderson. “We are just not going to allow any refuge for Al Qaeda, anywhere inside Iraq, we will continue to drive them out,” said General Anderson.