Sunday, January 27, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 27 Jan 2008

From MNF-I, CLC provides tip to cache, roadside bomb (Baghdad).

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, attached to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, found a cache in an abandoned building approximately 20 km. north of the Abu Ghraib district Jan. 18.

The cache consisted of .50 caliber small arms rounds, 70 mm rocket warheads, a rocket launcher, a surveyor’s tripod, a motor base plate, other small arms munitions and various grenade parts.

Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry , 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division acted on a tip from a Concerned Local Citizen, and found a deep buried improvised explosive device in the same area Jan. 19.

“Bravo Company’s cache and improvised explosive device finds highlight the pressure from Coalition Forces, the Concerned Local Citizens and Iraqi population against terrorists and the continued success in disrupting Al Qaeda in Iraq operations,” said 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment spokesperson Maj. Jon Pendell.

Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers are conducting offensive operations in support of Operation Phantom Phoenix to kill or capture al-Qaeda and other extremists in order to deny them rest and sanctuary in the city of Baghdad and the surrounding rural areas.