Ethnic cleansing #4:
BAGHDAD, 6 Oct 2005 (IRIN) - Nearly 1,000 families have fled their homes in Haditha in western Iraq following the launch of a US-led military operation to hunt down in insurgents in the town in the Euphrates river valley, according to residents in the area...The offensive in Haditha took the Red Crescent by surprise at a time when most of its resources were deployed trying to help civilians hurt and displaced by the fighting in al-Qaim and an earlier US military operation to gain control of the northern town of Talafar in September.
First the strategic
town of Fallujah, the strategic
town of Tal Afar, the strategic
town of Samarra, and now a second go-round at the newly strategic
town of Haditha
From an AP/Reuters report from July 15th on MSNBC
I think "strategic" is the military term for "to-be-bombed"