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Friday, November 10, 2006

Good News From Iraq Part #13

I have not forgotten the Good News From Iraq series, it has just been a day for news.

With all the talk of withdrawing from Iraq, most truly understand that cannot be done until Iraq can stand on its own.

Our soldiers on the ground have told us of the wonderful progress, much of the time they go ignored, but some of us DO listen and appreciate them.

11/08/06- BAGHDAD
– Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers killed 38 terrorist and wounded nine after a firefight erupted in northern Baghdad Sunday.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 506th Regimental Combat Team, MND-B, were attacked by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades from both the north and south of Forward Operating Base Apache.

Release here.

11/08/06- BAGHDAD – Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers detained 17 terrorists at approximately 9 p.m. Monday in central Baghdad.

The Soldiers from the 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and MND-B’s 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, conducted a combined cordon and search in the Karkh neighborhood of central Baghdad to capture members of a suspected death squad.

Release here.

11/08/06- BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Coalition Forces killed ten al-Qaeda terrorists associated with foreign fighter organizations today near Muqdadiyah and rescued a kidnapped Iraqi Policeman.

Acting upon numerous credible intelligence sources, Coalition Forces launched an operation to detain individuals running a known terrorist cell. At the objective, Coalition Forces made contact with and killed 10 terrorists carrying AK-47s, a rocket propelled grenade launcher, and a machine gun.

Once inside the building, Coalition Forces found a hostage blindfolded and shackled to the floor. The hostage revealed he was an Iraqi Policeman that was taken hostage six days before with two other Iraqi Policemen and was being held ransom to raise money for the terrorist cell. He said the two other policemen had been ransomed earlier by the terrorists.

Release here.

11/08/06- RAMADI, IRAQ – Coalition Forces killed four terrorists and detained 48 suspected terrorists during a raid of a known al-Qaeda meeting place in Ramadi Tuesday afternoon.

During the raid, Coalition ground forces encountered two hostile men fleeing from the scene in a vehicle. Despite repeated requests to surrender, the two men continued to threaten Coalition Forces. Coalition Forces killed the two terrorists. Upon searching the terrorists’ vehicle, Coalition Forces discovered rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns, grenades and suicide vests.

Coalition Forces were later engaged outside nearby buildings and ground forces killed two more terrorists. During the raid a male civilian received a minor wound to the neck and Coalition Forces provided medical care on the scene.

Release here.

11/09/06- CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq – Iraqi and Coalition Soldiers searched the Al Gafour Mosque in Hit, Iraq, Wednesday after receiving small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenade attacks from insurgents within the mosque compound.

Iraqi and Coalition Soldiers established a cordon around the mosque before entering. During the cordon, they received additional small arms fire from nearby insurgents. The forces returned fire, and then Iraqi Soldiers entered and led the search of the mosque and two nearby buildings.
During the search of the buildings adjacent to the mosque, the forces found one RPG warhead, one foot of detonation cord, one propane tank packed with explosives and one acetylene tank packed with explosives. Iraqi and Coalition forces detained three suspected insurgents.

Release here.

11/09/06- BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces located and destroyed a terrorist weapons cache early today in Julaybah.

Coalition Forces conducted a thorough search of the target area based on intelligence indicating this area was a historical location for al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders to meet and coordinate operations.

Coalition Forces found an extensive weapons cache consisting of 15 cases of anti-aircraft ammunition, improvised explosive device material, rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds and improvised rockets. All weapons and associated items were destroyed on-site to prevent further use by terrorists.

Release here.

11/09/06- CAMP FALLUJAH — Marines here are preventing violence by showing genuine interest in the welfare of the local citizens they are charged with protecting.

Instead of just kicking down doors outside Camp Fallujah, Marines are trying to open doors and dissolve the cultural barriers between them and Iraqis.

An example of this policy is the recent initiative by some female Marines to encourage positive relationships fostered on mutual respect and observance of cultural differences.

Full story and pictures here.

Much more on the great things we are doing for Iraq here.

Operation Iraqi Freedom also has some wonderful information about how we are making a difference.

Listen to our soldiers that are in Iraq, hear them and understand the lies you have been told by the mainstream media and your politicians.

Related articles: "The Soldiers Speak up--LOUDLY", "The Soldiers Keep Speaking", "Another Soldier Speaks" and "American Soldier Speaks to Anti-War Protesters".

Also on the site you can find Good News From Iraq Parts 1-12.

Blue Star Chronicles has a wonderful tribute to our veterans.


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