This is from this site.
This shows how closely the U.S. is involved in these operations. The U.S. is also closing off Sadr city. The Iraqi govt. will pay by increased attacks against the Green Zone and the U.S. will pay in increased casualties. A U.S. financial advisor was killed in a recent Green Zone attack. Air attacks of this kind are bound to cause civilian casualties aka collateral damage! The result is even more anti-U.S. feeling. U.S. media is too busy covering the latest flap in the Democratic primaries to show much concern about the breakup of the relative peace in Iraq.
U.S. airstrike kills 60 gunmen in Hilla
Baghdad - Voices of Iraq
Thursday , 27 /03 /2008 Time 5:36:26
Hilla, Mar 26, (VOI)- More than 60 gunmen were killed on Wednesday evening as U.S. choppers fired rockets against buildings used by gunmen in central Hilla, 100 km south of Baghdad, Iraqi security source said.
"U.S. copters bombed sites used by gunmen in Hilla's neighborhoods of al-Askari, Ahmed Nader and Muhaizem, killing more than 60 militants and destroying some houses," the source, who requested anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq- Voices of Iraq- (VOI).
From his part, Abdellatif Rayan, an MNF-Iraq media adviser who could not give an exact number of the gunmen killed during the airstrike told VOI that the operation was carried out as Iraqi forces requested an air support while clashing with gunmen in central Hilla.
Hilla, capital city of Babel, has been a scene of clashes that erupted between security forces and fighters of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's militia.