Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Enemy Casualties, OIF & OEF: Week 41

Today, we lack metrics to know if we are winning or losing the global war on terror. Are we capturing, killing or deterring and dissuading more terrorists every day than the madrassas and the radical clerics are recruiting, training and deploying against us?
-October, 2003, SecDef Rumsfeld


Counted Enemy Casualties, IRAQ
Counted Captured: 185; Killed: 94; High-value: 2
Wednesday, October 3, 2007: Captured: 20; Killed: 6
Six al Qaeda were killed and 14 captured during operations in central and northern Iraq. Iraqi Special Forces captured four Special Groups operatives in southern Iraq, two in Diyala, and another six in Tha’Alba.
Thursday, October 4, 2007: Captured: 14; Killed: 5; High value: 1
Sunni Iraqi member of parliament, was detained during an Iraqi Army raid on an al Qaeda meeting. Iraqi scouts captured five al Qaeda operative and killed two near Balad; another three were killed near Tikrit. Special operations forces killed one al Qaeda operative and captured eight in raids throughout Iraq.
Friday, October 5, 2007: Captured: 8; Killed: 13
Coaltion special forces killed 12 al Qaeda operatives and wounded four in raids in central and northern Iraq. Iraqi police killed a Yemeni al Qaeda operative near Salman Pak. The Iraqi Army and Concerned Citizens captured eight al Qaeda operatives in Hawr Rajab.
Saturday, October 6, 2007: Captured: 25; Killed: 6
Special operations forces killed six al Qaeda operatives and captured 18 in raids throughout Iraq. US soldiers captured six rogue Mahdi Army fighters in Sadr City. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured a Shia extremist company commander in Khalis.
Sunday, October 7, 2007: Captured: 14; Killed: 1
US troops captured three insurgents and dismantled four EFPs in eastern Baghdad, and three Special Groups operatives were captured in Sadr City. One al Qaeda operative was killed and eight captured during raids throughout Iraq.
Monday, October 8, 2007: Captured: 30; Killed: 11
US soldiers killed five Special Groups operatives and captured three during an operation in eastern Baghdad. Ten Special Groups operatives were captured and one killed in Wasit Province. US and Iraqi forces captured 17 suspected terrorists in Mahmudiyah. Iraq and US special forces killed five terrorists in Baghdad and destroyed a bomb factory in Thar Thar.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007: Captured: 28; Killed: 15; High value: 1
Nine al Qaeda operatives were killed and 22 captured in raids throughout the country. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured six al Qaeda operatives, including an emir in Mosul; six more al Qaeda operatives were killed in Mosul while emplacing an IED.
by Bill Roggio, others - Read - Support


Counted Enemy Casualties, Afghanistan
Counted Captured: 5; Killed: 306; High-value: 0
Thursday, October 4, 2007; Killed: 20
KandaharTwenty Taliban were killed in fighting in the Shah Wali Khot district in Kandahar.
Friday, October 5, 2007; Killed: 20
Kandahar; PaktiaNATO and Afghan forces killed 20 Taliban fighters in Kandahar province and "several" in Paktia province. The US Army is deploying teams of civilian anthropologists in eastern Afghanistan.
Saturday, October 6, 2007

The US is expanding the Bagram military base by one-third to accommodate more troops in country.
Monday, October 8, 2007: Captured: 5; Killed: 16
Paktia; PaktikaThe US airstrike in Paktika province killed 16 members of Tahir Yuldashev's Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, lead by a wanted Uzbek warlord with a $200,000 bounty on his head. The fighters were Chechen, Uzbek, and Pakistani; one Uzbek was captured. Four Taliban were captured in Paktia.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007; Killed: 250

As many as 250 people have been killed in recent days in fierce combat between Pakistani security forces and Islamic militants along the rugged Afghan border in some of the deadliest clashes in years, army officials said Tuesday.
by Bill Roggio, others - Read - Support

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