Completely ignored by the MSM!
Thousands of protesters also rallied in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, waving Iraqi flags and the black and green Shiite banners with slogans such as "Death to al-Qaida" in a show of unity following the bombing that brought down the twin minarets of a revered mosque in Samarra.
Bear in mind that this story originates from the AP ... so they immediately highlight the casualties the US has taken with the recent offensives. That way they don't have to focus too much attention on the Iraqis turning against al Qaeda in Iraq.
I also challenge you to point out the highlights of the at least 60 terrorists US forces have killed in the past two days (that we know of).
Mike Yon (embedded and in combat) is the best reporter from the ground in Iraq ... PERIOD! Here's a little about what he had to say:
The enemy in Baqubah is as good as any in Iraq, and better than most. That’s saying a lot. But our guys have been systematically trapping them, and have foiled some big traps set for our guys. I don’t want to say much more about that, but our guys are seriously outsmarting them. Big fights are ahead and we will take serious losses probably, but al Qaeda, unless they find a way to escape, are about to be slaughtered. Nobody is dropping leaflets asking them to surrender. Our guys want to kill them, and that’s the plan.
You can read more HERE.
Hotair has more on the biased coverage of the offensives.
If you really want to know what's going on then you MUST READ Soldier of Fortune magazine. There is no better source of information in the world about global conflicts.