Michael Yon’s follow up on his article “Bless the Beasts and Children“
Captain Baker gave an important interview on video. Captain Baker, who in Captain Combs’ words is “an excellent soldier,” is from the Kurdish north, but Baker said he is Iraqi first, Kurdish second. He told me American Special Forces had trained him, he shared some interesting details about the killing of Zarqawi which occurred in 2006. Zarqawi had been the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, until he was killed nearby by U.S. bombs.
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This interview was filmed near Baqubah in a village where shallow graves containing the remains of murdered Iraqis had been discovered. Captain Baker, Commander of the Scorpion Company, 5th Iraqi Army, was in charge of the operation to dig up the bodies and secure the area. The video is part of an update for the dispatch “Bless the Beasts and Children” on http://www.michaelyon-online.com