Iraq 2007

Iraq 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Iraq. About 20,000 civilians were killed in violence during the first nine months of the year, but as of July, the number of deaths dropped significantly, especially in Baghdad and the province of Anbar in western Iraq. The background was that the United States strengthened its forces there by 30,000 in January soldiers at the same time as the number of Iraqi troops also increased by about 20,000. Many of the newly arrived soldiers were stationed on new small military garrisons scattered throughout the capital. In the countryside, village or neighborhood guards were paid to invite resistance to Sunni Jihadists. In Anbar, the security situation was so good that US President George W. Bush on September 3 was able to make a lightning visit there. Shiite Muslim extremists…
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