Iraq Report VIII
The Fight for Mosul.
12:00 AM, Jun 3, 2008 • By ERIC HAMILTON
In 2007, Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) was steadily pushed into northern Iraq. By the spring of 2008, the network attempted to regroup in certain areas, particularly around the city of Mosul. Mosul has long been an important hub for the Sunni insurgency and Coalition commanders have identifi ed it as a strategic center of gravity for AQI. Though AQI cells remain in central Iraq, the principal fi ght against the network is now taking place in Mosul,
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Previous Iraq Reports:
Iraq Report I: From "New Way Forward" to New Commander, March 1, 2007
Iraq Report II: The Baghdad Security Plan begins., March 15, 2007
Iraq Report III: The Anbar Awakening., April 5, 2007
Iraq Report IV: The Battle for Diyala, May 7,2007
Iraq Report V: The Real Surge, July 6, 2007
http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/IraqReport06.2.pdf " target=_blank>Iraq Report VI: The Iran Dossier, August 29, 2007
Iraq Report VII: Securing Diyala, December 6, 2007