Anyone here think the situation is getting better in Iraq? As you can see today, a big success against the insurgents, and as you can see Iraqi forces were at the fore of the attack. Also, in Iraq, civilians used their arms to attack insurgents and the number of 'spectacular attacks' has fallen in recent weeks.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- After a two-hour firefight, Iraqi forces and U.S. helicopters captured an insurgent base north of Baghdad, killing 85 rebels, U.S. and Iraqi military officials said Wednesday.
"A previous safe haven for planning attacks has been removed," a U.S. military official said of Tuesday's battle.
Although the Iraqi military said it killed 85 insurgents during the firefight, the U.S. military said the number of rebel dead was "undetermined."
Seven Iraqi police commandos with the Ministry of Interior died in the fighting and six were wounded, the U.S. military said.
The U.S. military said it had lost no American troops in the battle.