US-led Multi-National Forces Iraq continue the attack on enemy forces in Operation Phantom Thunder. The operation includes multiple efforts including: Operation Arrowhead Ripper, in and around Baqubah in the Diyala province; Operation Marne Torch, in Arab Jabour outside of Baghdad; Operation Commando Eagle in Mahmudiyah and other operations in the Anbar province, as well as Sadr City within Baghdad.
MNF-I has reported enemy casualties to number around 90 since the operations began. This includes 17 al-Qaeda terrorists attempting to by-pass a check-point outside Baqubah on Saturday. On Friday, it was reported that much of the al-Qaeda leadership had fled Baqubah in the days before the operation began. In Baghdad, MNF-I forces are said to have detained enemy with ties to Iran.
Michael Yon, embedded with forces engaged in Operation Arrowhead Ripper, has outstanding coverage of the battle thus far. And Bill Roggio has detailed coverage of the broad spectrum of Operation Phantom Thunder.