Monday, December 31, 2007

Good News from Iraq: 31 Dec 2007

From MNF-I, Iraqi Army Soldiers recover large cache (Mansour).

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Army Soldiers reported recovering a large weapons cache in Mansour, a district in western Baghdad, Dec. 28.

The Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, recovered two mortar tubes, 86 mortar rounds, five improvised rocket launchers, ten rockets, two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, seven RPG rounds, six hand grenades and various bomb-making materials.

A Coalition Forces explosive ordnance disposal unit destroyed the explosives and propellants, while the IA unit took control of the remaining items.

“This was an independent operation by the Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 6th Iraqi Army Division,” said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, Multi-National Division – Baghdad spokesman. “The recovery of these items is another indication the Iraqi Security Forces are increasing in capability. Taking these items away from the extremists is a good thing for the Iraqi people.”