Chairman of the Joints Chiefs: Iraqi Insurgency Same as Year Ago

(CNN) The insurgency in Iraq is "about where it was a year ago," in terms of attacks, Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday, but he said American and Iraqi troops are gaining ground. He said the number of insurgent attacks has run between 50 and 60 a day in the past week, up from about 40 a day. However, he said the level remains "nowhere near" the volume of attacks ahead of Iraq's January elections. In addition, he said, Iraqis are more willing to come forward with intelligence about the insurgents, and Iraq's security forces are taking on more responsibility.

2005-04-28 00:00:00

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