- The Washington Times - Monday, December 26, 2005

Increasingly, Iraqi citizens have been giving their government tips about the activities of the terrorist insurgency. Tips multiplied by a factor of 10 from March to September, according to a report that the National Security Council submitted to Congress last month. In March, Iraqi authorities reported 483 instances of private citizens offering information on insurgent activities. That total jumped to 3,341 in August and then to 4,700 in September.

The quality of the information notwithstanding — a subject the NSC didn’t address — the sharp upward turn suggests improved Iraqi government intelligence-collection capabilities and increased public acceptance of the government, to the point of informing on the terrorists.



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