BAGHDAD, May 25 (UPI) -- A high ranking Iraqi military officer says al-Qaida in Iraq is facing financial and logistic difficulties in the country.
Commander of the Iraqi army's ground forces, Lt. Gen. Ali Ghaidan, told al-Shorfa newspaper Friday that al-Qaida militants in Iraq were losing ground; stressing recent attacks had proven the terror militants' inability to access explosives and finance grand scale attacks.
"The quantity of explosives in each car bomb or locally made improvised explosive device has dropped by half in the last two months," Ghaidan said. "Investigations conducted by the Iraqi forces have confirmed that there is a severe shortage in explosives and money needed to finance terrorist operations."
Ghaidan attributed this "to the success of Iraqi security forces in discovering dozens of weapons caches this year and to tighter control along the borders with neighboring countries".