An Iraqi soldier walks past a house in the village of Ajil Sharqia, Iraq, on Wednesday during a raid there. Forty-two Iraqi special forces soldiers, supported by 18 U.S. Special Forces troops, rounded up 23 suspects from this village as part of ‘Operation Lightning’. The operation, launched Sunday, involves some 40,000 security forces and is aimed at ending the rash of suicide bombings.
Despite the caption, I’m pretty confident that this ISN’T an Iraqi special forces soldier. (from the June 1 Frontline Photos)