Saturday, December 8, 2007

Good News from Iraq: 8 Dec 2007

From MNF-I, Concerned Local Citizens support yields big November cache rollup (Karbala).

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – Multi-National Division-Center recovered enough material from weapons caches in November to prevent 500 improvised explosive devices.

A total of 94 caches were found across MND-C’s area of operations in the month of November.

Forty of these caches were found by, or with the assistance of, Iraqi Concerned Local Citizens.

They either led Coalition Forces to the site of the cache or actually brought the material to Coalition Forces stationed at nearby bases.

Items found in the caches included munitions of various calibers and other components such as IED initiators and blasting caps.

Eight hundred munitions were found.

The most significant find came Nov. 29 in Karbala.

That cache alone contained more than 200 munitions of various types.

The partnership between CLCs and the Coalition has enabled improvements in security, and an emerging sense of normalcy in many communities to the south of Baghdad.