Basra and Gaza
By Ted Belman
When it comes time to conquer Gaza, the GoI should follow the precident of the Brits and the Yanks in retaking Basra.
The US air strikes have left scores of Iraqi civilians dead and a large number wounded since March 25.
On April 19, Reuters reported that the Hayaniya district in Basra was taken by Iraqi troops, “backed by a thunderous bombardment by U.S. warplanes and British artillery.” An Iraqi interior ministry spokesman told the news service, “Out troops deployed in all the parts of the district and controlled it without much resistance. Now we are working on house-to-house checking. We have made many arrests.”
First the bombs then the troops.