Operation Shank Update
In an e-mailed statement from Captain Jeffrey Pool from Camp Blue Diamond (Ar Ramadi) on Operation Shank developments today:
"Iraqi Army soldiers and U.S. Forces began the operation in the early morning hours by conducting targeted raids on suspected insurgent safe houses in central Ramadi resulting in the discovery of bomb making material...
...The operation was carefully planned by using information and intelligence gathered by Iraqi and U.S. Forces operating in the city on a daily basis. There is no correlation between Operation Shank and the erroneous reports which were circulated by insurgent propagandist."