Monday, May 22, 2006

Combined Raid Successful in Muqdadiyah

This press release (number 06-05-02PA) was made available yesterday, Sunday, May 21, 2006. You may go to the official CENTCOM.mil site to read the news of the day. You will get a better perspective than if you just listen to the news.
TIKRIT, Iraq – Iraqi Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, and troops from 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, captured a small arsenal and detained several men May 20 in Muqdadiyah.

The Soldiers worked together using numerous forms of information to compile a solid operation to capture anti-Iraqi force’s cell members and recover whatever munitions they possessed.

Two objectives in the operation bore a large cache that included 19 mortar rounds, more than 4,000 small arms rounds, 34 pounds of bulk explosives, hand grenades, various improvised explosive device-making materials, propaganda materials, RPG warheads and a launcher.

An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed most of the cache on site and recovered many other pieces for study and future destruction.

Twelve men, all suspected of terrorism in the Diyala province, were detained and taken to a nearby Iraqi detention facility.

Iraqi and Coalition Forces completed this operation with no injuries to any group involved, including the AIF.

For more information, please contact the 101st AIRBORNE Division Public Affairs Office at Edward.Loomis@US.Army.mil, Jeffrey.Allen1@US.Army.mil, Terry.L.Webster@US.Army.mil and Christopher.Peavy@US.Army.mil.
Great job, guys. May the Lord be with you always.

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