Saturday, May 24, 2008

Good News from Iraq: 24 May 2008

From MNF-I, National Police seize weapons cache (Baghdad).

FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Iraqi National Policemen with the 8th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, uncovered a weapons cache during an operation in eastern Baghdad, May 22.

The National Police found the cache while patrolling New Baghdad to clear the area of illegal weapons and bomb-making materials.

The cache included more than 20 AK-47 assault rifles and a long rifle. Additionally, NPs detained one suspect and seized an Iranian passport belonging to the detainee’s brother.

Following the operation, NPs detained three suspected IED emplacers. The Iraqi men were dumping trash and concrete along streets in New Baghdad.

“Operations such as these are occurring every day in Baghdad, and they attest to the professionalism and commitment of the National Police to go after militants and to protect Iraqi citizens,” said Maj. Joey Sullinger, a spokesman for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.