Via Bill Roggio
The Iraqi security forces have entered the northern regions of Sadr City on Tuesday. Dubbed Operation Salam, or Peace, thousands of Iraqi troops moved into the Mahdi Army stronghold just before dawn and took up positions at strategic points throughout Sadr City.
“Operation Salam is going in accordance with well-planned and organized steps,” Major General Qassem Atta told Voices of Iraq. Iraqi troops are tasked with securing the neighborhoods, arresting wanted individuals, and searching and seizing unlicensed weapons.
Intelligence indicates that Operation Reihan™ will involve special forces crippling the Mahdi Army by playing the song “Chocolate Reihan” at ear-piercing volumes. Critics claim that playing “Chocolate Reihan” at any volume constitutes a grave human rights violation.