Saturday, November 24, 2007

Enemy Casualty Lists: Week 47

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
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk addresses the Parliament presenting his government program, in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. Tusk said Friday his government plans to withdraw Poland's troops from Iraq next year, but will continue its mission in Afghanistan.( AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)


Counted Enemy Casualties, IRAQ
Counted Captured: 398; Killed: 90; High-value: 8
Wednesday, November 14, 2007: Captured: 81; Killed: 6; High value: 1
Karbala; Diyala: KhalisThe Iraqi government closed the main office of the Association of Muslim Scholars. Coalition forces killed the emir of Tarmiyah and captured 26 during raids throughout Iraq. US forces captured seven insurgents in Jisr Diyala. Karbala police arrested 48 suspected insurgents, including five Sadrists. The Iraqi Army killed five al Qaeda operatives in Khalis and captured another 30 throughout Diyala province.
Thursday, November 15, 2007: Captured: 23; High value: 2
Salahadin: Iraqi police and soldiers captured 12 insurgents and discovered an IED factory in Salahadin. Coalition forces captured 10 al Qaeda operatives and the Diyala leader of the Special Groups during raids nationwide. Iraqi police captured an al Qaeda leader in Wasit province.
Friday, November 16, 2007: Captured: 36; Killed: 2
Diyala: Ad Diwaniyah; Karbala; Kirkuk; Diyala: KhalisUS and Iraq troops launched an offensive on the Anbar-Karbala provincial border. Coalition forces killed two al Qaeda operatives and captured 12 during raids nationwide. Police detained 12 insurgents as a security operation kicked off in Diwaniyah. Iraqi police and US troops captured 12 insurgents near Kirkuk. Al Qaeda in Iraq took credit for the suicide attack that killed tribal leaders in Khalis last week.
Saturday, November 17, 2007: Captured: 72; Killed: 19; High value: 1
Baghdad; Diyala: Ba`qubah; MosulOperation Iron Hammer in the north has netted hundreds of al Qaeda fighters and over 50 weapons caches. Iraq Security Forces captured 35 insurgents during operations in Baghdad. US and Iraqi forces captured 14 al Qaeda fighters in Baqubah and 13 insurgents in Mosul. Coalition forces killed six al Qaeda operatives and captured 10 in raids nationwide. Coalition forces killed one Special Groups operative captured another during an operation in Rashidiya, while another eight have been captured in East Baghdad.
Sunday, November 18, 2007: Captured: 44; Killed: 17; High value: 1
Diyala: Ad Diwaniyah; Baghdad; Diyala: KhalisCoalition forces captured 27 al Qaeda foreign terrorist and propaganda operatives in raids nationwide. The Iraqi Army captured two al Qaeda fighters in As Sa’diyah, six in Anbar, and eight insurgents in Baghdad. Seventeen insurgents have been sentenced to death in Diwaniyah. A Mahdi Army commander was captured in Khalis.
Monday, November 19, 2007: Captured: 49; Killed: 8; High value: 1
Baghdad; Mosul; Baghdad: AdhamiyahCoalition forces captured a senior Special Groups leader in Diyala during operations in the Adhamiyah area of Baghdad. Coalition Forces killed eight al Qaeda operatives and captured 13 during a series of operations in the Diyala River Valley; a torture house and several caches were also found. The Iraqi Army captured 35 insurgents in Mosul.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007: Captured: 64; Killed: 12; High value: 1
Karbala; Mosul; TikritIraqi forces captured the Oil Minister for al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq. Coalition forces killed five al Qaeda operatives and detained 11 during raids in central and northern Iraq. Twelve al Qaeda were killed and five captured during operations targeting al Qaeda networks along the Tigris River Valley in Iraq; a senior al Qaeda leader in Mosul was among those killed. Sixteen al Qaeda operatives were captured in Tikrit. Thirty-one Mahdi Army fighters were captured during operations in Karbala.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007: Captured: 11; Killed: 6; High value: 1
Coalition forces killed six al Qaeda operatives and detained 10 during operations in central and northern Iraq. Iraqi Special Operations Forces captured six "extremists" during raids in the south and another seven during raids in the north. Iraqi police arrested an al Qaeda leader in Anbar province.
src Bill Roggio - Read - Support


Counted Enemy Casualties, Afghanistan
Counted Captured: 12; Killed: 25; High-value: 0
Thursday, November 15, 2007: Captured: 1
ZabulAfghan and ISAF forces captured one foreign fighter facilitator during an operation in the Qalat district of Zabul province.
Friday, November 16, 2007; Killed: 25
UruzganAfghan police and US troops killed 20 Taliban fighters in the Deh Rawud district of Uruzgan province and another five were killed in the Nayesh district.
Saturday, November 17, 2007: Captured: 11; Killed: 33
Helmand; KandaharUS forces killed 23 Taliban fighters and captured 11 while disrupting a weapons transfer in the Garmsir district in Helmand province. Ten Taliban fighters were killed in the Zari district of Kandahar.
Sunday, November 18, 2007; Killed: 100
Kandahar; UruzganAn Afghan police commander said over 100 Taliban have been killed during fighting in Kandahar's Zari district since Saturday. The Taliban murdered five policemen captured several months ago and hung them from trees in Uruzgan. A suicide bomber killed only himself in an attempted attack on US forces in Nangahar province.
Monday, November 19, 2007; Killed: 40
KandaharCanadian troops stormed the town of Sangisar in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban; up to 40 Taliban were killed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007: Captured: 1; Killed: 14
Kabul; UruzganUS and Afghan troops killed 14 Taliban fighters after a company-sized formation attacked in Uruzgan. Afghan police detained a suicide bomber in Kabul.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007; Killed: 50
UruzganNATO and Afghan forces killed over 50 Taliban in fighting in the Charchino and Dihrawud districts in Uruzgan province. The Senlis Council warned that the security situation has reached "crisis proportions" and the Taliban's resurgence across the state has been "proven beyond doubt."
src Bill Roggio - Read - Support

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