The Defeat of Northern Babil Province: Operation Plymouth Rock
A new battle in the campaign to pacify the Sunni triangle has begun. Wretchard has an excellent summary over at Belmont Club, and I won't mimic it, since he got the jump on me. However, I would like to draw your attention to The Mesopotamian, an Iraqi blog, where Alaa, the author, pointed out the problems in the northern Babil provincial area back on November 14th, naming the Latifiya-Iskandariya-Yousifiya triangle as an area of lawlessness and criminality. The Mesopotamian might be a good blog to keep an eye on . . . Al Qaqaa is also near this triangle. Just pointing this out.