Monday, January 29, 2007

Mosul and Baghdad

Michael Yon is with the 2-7 Cavalry battalion in Mosul. He decided to stay when American numbers up North were wound down in favour of the operations around Baghdad. This account, quite long and with lots of excellent photos, follows operations in Mosul for a few days, days in which losses proved to be quite heavy. It worth reading. The tone is heroic, but he sustains it.

Meanwhile, in Baghdad, everyone knows that something big is on the way; no very difficult - they've just got to watch the news. But they also know when it's coming (February the 5th) and so all the baddies are skedaddling. I'm trying to convince myself that there's a cunning bluff going on here, and I'm going to keep on trying.

Great photos from Bill at In Iraq Journal, as well.

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