Thursday, July 08, 2004

AP: Iraq Insurgency Larger Than Thought

U.S. military officials are saying the size of the insurgency in Iraq is possibly much larger than previously thought, reports the Associated Press.
Although U.S. military analysts disagree over the exact size, dozens of regional cells, often led by tribal sheiks and inspired by Sunni Muslim imams, can call upon part-time fighters to boost forces to as high as 20,000 — an estimate reflected in the insurgency's continued strength after U.S. forces killed as many as 4,000 in April alone.
4K KIA (killed in April). I haven't seen that figure anywhere else. Actually, I haven't seen much at all on the numbers of bad guys whacked.


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