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Syrians having fun in Mosul

A bunch of Syrian fighters were busted in Mosul. Reminds me of back in the old days when Petraeus busted some Turks there. And I am sure there are Iranians running around there too. Joel Wing says that Iraqi police are joining in the fun, carrying out their own big heists in Baghdad and Najaf. 

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Bombardier/flickr
Bombardier/flickr

A bunch of Syrian fighters were busted in Mosul. Reminds me of back in the old days when Petraeus busted some Turks there. And I am sure there are Iranians running around there too.

A bunch of Syrian fighters were busted in Mosul. Reminds me of back in the old days when Petraeus busted some Turks there. And I am sure there are Iranians running around there too.

Joel Wing says that Iraqi police are joining in the fun, carrying out their own big heists in Baghdad and Najaf. 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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