Omar at Iraq the Model tells us that Al-Hurra TV in Baghdad is reporting fierce fighting around Amiriya again. Members of the Al-bu Issa tribal militia fought with Al-Qaeda terrorists for hours last night, supported by Iraqi police and coalition troops. You'll remember the Al-bu Issa tribe as one of the targets of last week's chlorine attacks. The tally so far in the fighting is 39 terrorists dead, including two leaders referred to by the Iraqis as the "Minister of Oil" and the "Minister of War" for the Al-Qaeda group. 11 tribal fighters and 6 policemen were also killed.
Coalition troops supporting the effort discovered and safely detonated another tanker rigged as a chlorine gas VBIED.