Fang, Bay
December 2003
U.S. News & World Report;12/8/2003, Vol. 135 Issue 20, p31
Reports on "Operation Rifles Blitz" in Iraqi towns near the Syrian border. United States forces who getting tough by locking down towns and performing house by house searches for terrorists and/or weapons; Husaybah, Karabilah and Sadah which have a combined population of about 120,000 people and which are thought to be a stepping off point for terrorists coming into the country; Reaction of the residents; Comments from Lt. Col. Greg Reilly; Increased attacks on Americans which prompted the tougher measures; Detainees which numbered over 300 in the first dew days.


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