July 2011
Middle East Reporter (Daily Edition);7/4/2011, Vol. 198 Issue 5124, p17
The article reports on the move of Iraq to launch a military crackdown on smuggling gangs, al Qaeda militants and Shiite militias who are responsible for attacks on U.S. forces in the country. It mentions that the act aims to stop the flow of illegal weapons into the country from Iran. It states that Major-General Qassim al-Moussawi, the military's commander-in-chief, asserts that they are searching for weapons caches and arresting militants as part of a tighter security plan.


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