© 2024 WXPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

U.S., Iraqis Move into Heart of Insurgent Stronghold

U.S. and Iraqi government troops move deeper into the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, as an overnight operation thrusts into the eastern part of the city, an area previously under insurgent control. Since U.S. forces captured the nearby town of Fallujah in November of 2004, Ramadi has been a main base of the insurgency. U.S. commanders say the current operation is part of a plan to bring the city under control and establish Iraqi security forces in it.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
Up North Updates
* indicates required