January 10, 2008

Air Strikes Hit 40 Targets in Iraqi Offensive

From 2nd BCT, 3rd Inf. Div. PAO, via email press release:

More than 40 targets were hit Jan. 10 after precision air strikes destroyed reported al-Qaeda safe havens in Arab Jabour. Thirty-eight bombs were dropped within the first 10 minutes, with a total tonnage of 40,000 pounds.

The precision air strikes supported Operation Phantom Phoenix, the overarching operation that includes Operation Marne Thunderbolt.


Two B-1 Bombers and four F-16 fighter jets, directed bombs at three large target areas. Each bomber made two passes and the F-16s followed to complete the set.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 10, 2008 07:24 AM

Off topic but the Johns Hopkins/Lancet study that claimed 600,000 extra deaths in Iraq has taken another massive blow, the results could not be repeated. A new larger better supervised study (not carried out by an avowed anti war leftist) indicates excess 150,000 deaths in 3 years (i.e. less than Saddam killed putting down a shia rebellion in 1991).

This is a black eye for research at Johns Hopkins and the Brit medical Journal the Lancet which timed its publication to hurt Bush in the 04 election. Should medical journals attempt the meddle in democratic elections, particularly when using false data.

Posted by: grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr at January 10, 2008 10:58 AM