Colby Buzzell on Mosul
Tal Afar Falls

Dear Washington Post...

A lot of us have actually been to Iraq, so when you report that a town has been taken by one side or the other, tell us which town!

A Shiite militia seized control of an Iraqi town Saturday, blunting the advance toward Baghdad of radical Sunni fighters in a sign that the widespread mobilization of paramilitary forces may be starting to have an impact.

Well, perhaps it is 'blunting the advance,' but I can't say for sure since no names of any towns appear in the first twelve paragraphs.  By the time we get to Samarra -- which is apparently not the town, as fighting is reported as ongoing there -- the article has apparently lost the thread of which town the militia seized.  

Did you forget to ask?

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