150 of the insurgents apparently aren’t Iraqi. This battle isn’t getting much attention, and between Hurriblame Katrina and the US/Iraqi success so far, I don’t expect that to change a whole lot.
Apparently insurgents have video of a Bradley being destroyed by a bomb, though, so that may prick up the ears of the media.
As far as I’m concerned, the lengthy, methodical campaign near the Syrian border that’s been going on for the past several months is far more significant than most media reports indicate, both in the ferocity of the fighting and the importance of what’s at stake.
Also: American hostage Roy Hallums, 57, was rescued off a tip after ten months in captivity near Baghdad.. The tipster himself had been captured only hours earlier. More at the WaPo.