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    US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed

    About 80% of al-Qaeda's leaders in Iraq have been captured or killed during the past three months, says the country's top US commander.

    Only eight of the group's 42 chiefs in Iraq remained at large, Gen Ray Odierno told a Pentagon news conference.

    But he cautioned against complacency, saying that, even with the setbacks, al-Qaeda was trying to regroup and would remain a problem for years.

    "I will never take my eyes off of al-Qaeda," said the general.

    He added that the number of attacks and casualty figures suffered by US troops had fallen to their lowest level since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003.

    "All of those statistics for the first five months of 2010 are the lowest we've had on record."
    BBC News - US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed

    Some good news out of Iraq. Good job to all forces involved.

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    Re: US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed

    Been a busy three months it seems.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed

    People hate good news

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    Re: US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed

    Amazing work by our guys and gals on the ground.

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    Re: US says 80% of al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq removed

    Nice to hear something good for a change.
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