Monday, January 21, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 21 Jan 2008

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces, working in conjunction with Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, found a weapons cache during a combat patrol in southwest Baghdad Jan.8.

Iraqi Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division located a cache containing two 82 mm mortars, a SVIP rocket, a 155 mm rocket, a mortar tube, a hunting rifle, 10 feet of wire and 44 mortars of various sizes during a patrol in Saydiyah.

The munitions were taken to the unit’s headquarters for disposal.

Additionally, Concerned Local Citizens in Doura handed over eight 82 mm mortar fuses to Soldiers of Company D 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division attached to Task Force Dragon.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel destroyed the fuses at a Coalition Force base.

“Finding these munitions takes them out of the hands of those who will try to hurt Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces,” said Maj. Kirk Luedeke, Task Force Dragon spokesman. “The ISF continue to prove they are dedicated to making their country a safe and stable place for its citizens.”