Brookings: Iraqi Insurgents Number 20,000+, 800-2,000 Are Foreign Fighters

[Saban Center for Middle East Policy-Brookings Institution] The latest "Iraq Index" of the Brookings Institution reports that Iraqi insurgents number 20,000 or more, of which 800-2,000 are foreign fighters. Col. Sean MacFarland of the 1st Armored Division noted on July 14, 2006, that foreign fighters in Iraq constituted "about 100 percent of the suicide bombers."

2006-11-16 01:00:00

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