Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Violence down in Iraq

"Elite counterterrorism units in Iraq are running half as many operations this year as they have annually since 2008, in part because of a nationwide drop in violence, senior U.S. military officials said Wednesday.

...According to the Iraqi government numbers, 105 Iraqi civilians and 46 members of the security forces were killed in terrorism-related violence in November. Additionally, 40 suspected insurgents were killed and 195 arrested, the data shows.

That's the Iraqi government's lowest monthly casualty count since November 2009, when 122 people died.

Although nationwide violence has dropped dramatically, bombings and shootings still occur on a near-daily basis in Iraq."

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