U.S. General: Troops Facing “Guerilla” War in Iraq

HeadlineJul 17, 2003

The top U.S. military commander in Iraq admitted yesterday the military was fighting a “classical guerilla type” war. He went on to say, “It’s low-intensity conflict… but it’s war however you describe it.”

The statements of Army Gen. John Abizaid, who just took over for the retired Tommy Franks marked a sharp contrast to word of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld just a few days before.

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