Skip to comments.Coalition, Iraqi forces set stage for safe, secure election
Posted on 12/07/2005 3:30:44 PM PST by SandRat
BAGHDAD, (Army News Service, Dec. 6, 2005) Coalition and Iraqi security forces continued to disrupt al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist and foreign-fighter activities during more than 450 company-level combined operations throughout the country Nov. 26 through Dec 2.
Fifty percent of the combat operations conducted this past week throughout the Iraqi theatre of operation were combined Coalition and Iraqi security force operations, while another 21 percent were independent Iraqi security force operations, said Maj. Brandon Robbins, operations officer, Multi-National Corps, Iraq. The ability of the Iraqi Army forces to conduct these combined and independent operations is significant.
Coalition and Iraqi security forces located and cleared more than 95 caches during the week, including one of the largest caches to date in which Iraqi and U.S. forces unearthed nearly two tons of explosives outside an abandoned military base near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Four truck-loads of munitions, 4,222 mortar rounds and more than 950 fuses, were rendered safe as a result.
Additionally, combined forces cleared 160 improvised explosive devices, bringing the total number of IEDs found and cleared during the month of November to more than 650.
Also, coalition forces detained more than 440 anti-Iraqi forces, captured or killed 31 foreign fighters and captured three bomb makers.
(Editors note: This story contributed by Multi-National Corps PAO.)
When is the election? Couple weeks, but I didn't make note of the actual date. I don't suppose the terrorism will stop that day.
Dec 15, 2005
Thanks. Sooner than I thought.
Hopefully it will drive them suicidal. They are alreaday nutz beyond redemption.
Yes... isn't it wonderful!!
Even the Japanese sent an encouraging message.
"Hope you have successful erection!"
Purple ink on hand to use the day of their election w/solidarity.
These people are heroic and proud. They deserve freedom, they've earned it, and their representative government. I hope the critics choke upon news of another election undaunted by terrorists or propagandists.