Buratha News Agency – Fri 2nd Feb 2007
.Fierce battle broke between the army and police forces backed by multi national forces with armed terrorists groups in Al-Shujaera village north of Suwayrah. The fighting resulted in killing 45 terrorists and arrest 6 other with destruction 45 vehicles used by them.
A security source said that this operation is the strongest as it took place in dense orchards area which required a multi national forces air cover for the ground troops of Iraqi army and police. He also added security forces exhibited great courage in confronting and inflicting high causalities in the terrorists’ side as proof. This clashes began yesterday, sporadic confrontations but today was violent. Some sources indicated that the losses in the terrorists side could be more because the nature of the area and the large numbers of orchards.
The area of Suwayrah region is infested with fundamentalists and terrorists who slaughtered and cleansed large number of Shia followers in nearby ares i.e. Al-Wehda, Al-Sayafia, AL-Madyin, and Al-Hafriya.