A little note to Reuters:—When you're quoting an Iraqi Army official about official actions against Al-Sadr's Mehdi Army, you can skip the quotes around "Enemy." After all, considering that the Iraqi Army is currently fighting against the insurgent militia, they are quite definitely the enemy.
Mehdi Army fighters loyal to cleric Moqtada al-Sadr hold up their weapons as they chant slogans in a street during a lull in fighting in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) south of Baghdad, March 28, 2008. At least 120 "enemy" fighters have been killed in a four-day-old Iraqi military operation against Shi'ite militias in the southern oil hub of Basra, a senior Iraqi commander said on Friday. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ)