August 30, 2005

Another Terrorist Killed in Iraq

Another one bites the dust. Of course, more seething and whining that civilians were killed.

Public service announcement: The best way to keep us from dropping a bomb on your house is if you kindly ask all terrorists to leave. Thank you.


US Air Force F-16 war jets launched airstrikes Tuesday near the Syrian border, destroying three houses and killing a "known terrorist," the US military said. Iraqi authorities said fighting had broken out in the area between a tribe that supports foreign fighters and another that backs the government.

Iraqi officials said at least 45 people had been killed in the fighting between the pro-government Bumahl tribe and the pro-insurgent Karabilah tribe, including some in the airstrikes. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. The area is among the most dangerous in the country, and access is difficult.

The airstrikes, which included 500-pound guided bombs, began about 6:20 a.m. in a cluster of towns near Qaim along the Syrian border 200 miles northwest of Baghdad.

A US statement made no mention of tribal fighting but said four bombs were used to destroy a house occupied by terrorists outside the town of Husaybah. Two more bombs destroyed a second house in Husaybah, occupied by Abu Islam, described as "a known terrorist," the statement added.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:03 PM | Comments |