Military: Expect a 'high level of violence' in coming month
Men gather to claim the bodies of relatives at a morgue in Baghdad last night.
BAGHDAD — A short-term prognosis of the security situation in Baghdad could provide a grim view, but a realistic one, U.S. Rear Adm. Mark Fox, a spokesman for Multi-National Force — Iraq, said Sunday during a news briefing.
“We expect to see a high level of violence over the next month,” he told a gathering of mostly Iraqi media representatives attending an update of Operation Fardh al-Qanoon, or Operation Enforcing the Law.
The recent spate of bombings and attacks in the capital serve only to further drive the Iraqi-led operation, said Iraqi Brig. Gen. Qassim Atta al-Moussawi, an operation spokesman.
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