Friday, October 26, 2007

Good News from Iraq: 26 Oct 2007

From MNF-I, Citizen’s tip leads to Iraqi National Police discovery of 52 rockets (Baghdad).

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Iraqi National Police with the 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st National Division discovered a large weapons cache in the southeast district of New Baghdad in the Iraqi capital Oct. 24.

A tip from a resident led the policemen to the cache, which consisted of 52 122mm rockets.

This is the second find in less than a week for the Iraqi Security Forces.

Five days ago, Iraqi Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division recovered a cache that included an assault rifle, magazines, rocket sleds, timers and remote detonators, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, Iraqi Army uniforms and sulfur in eastern Baghdad.

“We have been receiving a great deal of tips from local residents regarding enemy activity, as the citizens of Iraq are tired of the violence. The vast majority of Iraqis want to live in peace and have now turned on the handful of insurgents that are causing trouble,” said Lt. Col. Dean Dunham, deputy commander of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

“This tip and cache find is yet another great example of the Iraqi citizens’ resolve for democracy and the outstanding progress of the ISF.”