RealNews

Insurgent Fighting Spreads Beyond Najaf

Insurgents loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr battled fiercely with U.S. and Iraqi forces in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday and fighting quickly spread to other Shiite areas, threatening a shaky two-month-old truce. A U.S. military helicopter was shot down, injuring the crew. “The cease-fire is over because of the actions of the occupation forces, and the situation has started to deteriorate,” warned Sheik Abdul Hadi al-Daraji, a spokesman for al-Sadr in Baghdad.Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.