Saturday, January 19, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 19 Jan 2008

From MNF-I, Iraqi Army raid leads to large cache (Al Kussyat).

TIKRIT, Iraq – A raid conducted by the 2nd Iraqi Army Division in Al Kussyat, netted a large weapons cache Jan. 16.

The 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division’s raid was driven on information gathered from captured insurgents and resulted in the detention of two personnel.

The discovered cache consisted of five mortar systems, 300 mortar rounds, 500 lbs of TNT, 50 remote control devises, 26 Katusha rockets, 25 anti-personnel mines, 600 mortar charges and other various weapons including ammunition, wires and office copy equipment.

The cache was later destroyed by a 2IA Div. explosive ordinance disposal team.

3d Armored Calvary Regiment Intelligence Deputy Analyst, 1st Lt. Jasmine Walker, said, “Removing this weaponry from the arsenal of the insurgents will definitely hinder future large scaled attacks on Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces.”