Sunday, November 25, 2007

The composition of fighters in Iraq

Interestingly they come from US allies in the main.
Can't you hear the Washington Spineless Brigade -- 33rd Fox Division already warming up their counter-points.
Let's hear you say it: "B-b-but, but, but....Iran. Iran!"

Foreign fighters in Iraq are tied to allies of U.S. - International Herald Tribune
Saudi Arabia and Libya, both considered allies by the United States in its fight against terrorism, were the source of about 60 percent of the foreign fighters who came to Iraq in the past year to serve as suicide bombers or to facilitate other attacks, according to senior American military officials.

The data come largely from a trove of documents and computers discovered in September, when American forces raided a tent camp in the desert near Sinjar, close to the Syrian border. The raid's target was an insurgent cell believed to be responsible for smuggling the vast majority of foreign fighters into Iraq.

The most significant discovery was a collection of biographical sketches that listed hometowns and other details for more than 700 fighters brought into Iraq since August 2006.

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