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Soldiers Find Bodies, Kill Insurgents, Discover Weapons
American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 11, 2005

Posted on 01/11/2006 5:39:06 PM PST by SandRat

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2006 – Coalition forces found dead bodies, killed several insurgents and detained one other, and discovered numerous weapons caches throughout Iraq this week, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported today. Coalition forces found seven murdered bodies at the Rustimiyah sewage plant today. All the bodies showed evidence of torture, officials said. The bodies were taken to the local police station. Officials provided no other details.

While conducting an air-insertion mission in Baghdad today, Task Force Ironhorse soldiers killed several insurgents, detained one and discovered a significant weapons cache.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, received small-arms and indirect fire from insurgents at about 10:45 a.m. The soldiers returned fire, killing six terrorists and wounding one. Following the firefight, soldiers discovered two dead insurgents wearing explosives-laden suicide vests.

Soldiers found the weapons cache hidden in a shack. The find included components to make pressure plate improvised explosive devices, mortar rounds, a directional-charge IED, electronic detonation devices, blasting caps, detonation cord, plastic explosives, grenades, electrical wire, a 12-volt battery, homemade explosives, a sniper rifle, AK-47s and AK-47 magazines. An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the cache.

Iraqi soldiers and U.S. Marines uncovered hundreds of mortars, artillery rounds, rockets and other warheads during a three-day sweep near the ancient town of Hit in Anbar province.

Iraqi soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, and Marines under 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), 2nd Marine Division, unearthed rockets, artillery and mortar rounds, along with tank rounds and large quantities of rocket propellant, fuses and blasting caps. A stockpile of assault rifles, ammunition and IEDs was also discovered. The weapons and ordnance were destroyed.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bodies; discover; find; gnfi; insurgents; iraq; kill; oif; procoalition; soldiers; weapons

1 posted on 01/11/2006 5:39:08 PM PST by SandRat
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; AlaninSA; A Ruckus of Dogs; acad1228; ...

Successes in Iraq


2 posted on 01/11/2006 5:39:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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Soldiers Find Bodies, Kill Insurgents, Discover Weapons

Very concise summary :-).

3 posted on 01/11/2006 5:44:51 PM PST by Tax-chick (D-minus-13.)
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To: SandRat

And yet we are losing. You connect the dots......


4 posted on 01/11/2006 5:46:37 PM PST by spaatzcadet
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To: SandRat

I swear SandRat, once they dig up all the weapons caches in Iraq, that whole country will be 3 ft closer to sea level.


5 posted on 01/11/2006 5:48:27 PM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: spaatzcadet

There are even folks on FR that go off that way.


6 posted on 01/11/2006 5:48:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

How? Can't they read? Or are they buried in the New York Times?

It never cesses to amaze me.


7 posted on 01/11/2006 5:56:49 PM PST by spaatzcadet
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To: SandRat

"Soldiers Find Bodies, Kill Insurgents, Discover Weapons"

Just a typical day for our troops...though one would NEVER KNOW IT!

Thanks SandRat. Keep 'em coming!


8 posted on 01/11/2006 5:59:42 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: spaatzcadet
Got me! Probably didn't see Sen Swimmer HIC! Kennedy get B*******-Slapped by the Judiciary Chair today either.
9 posted on 01/11/2006 6:00:43 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Things to do today
1.Find bodies
2.Kill terrorists
3.Find weapons cache
4.Miller Time


10 posted on 01/11/2006 6:08:30 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit our sister.. but we knew what to do.. we gathered rocks and squashed her!)
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To: joesnuffy

Hmmmm.... Well, Miller's owned by South Africans. I'd go with Busch.


11 posted on 01/11/2006 6:46:05 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: SandRat

More good news we'll never see on the MSM, but I'm always delighted to see these articles. Particularly the references to Iraqi forces doing (or starting to do) their part. I do have a question, though, and am never afraid to look like an idiot on FR: what's an "air-insertion mission"?


12 posted on 01/11/2006 6:48:15 PM PST by hsalaw
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Coalition forces found dead bodies, killed several insurgents and detained one other, and discovered numerous weapons caches throughout Iraq this week, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported today. Coalition forces found seven murdered bodies at the Rustimiyah sewage plant today. All the bodies showed evidence of torture, officials said. The bodies were taken to the local police station. Officials provided no other details.

While conducting an air-insertion mission in Baghdad today, Task Force Ironhorse soldiers killed several insurgents, detained one and discovered a significant weapons cache.

13 posted on 01/11/2006 8:00:50 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Coalition forces found seven murdered bodies at the Rustimiyah sewage plant today. All the bodies showed evidence of torture, officials said. The US tortures! The US tortures! - Oh - the terrorists did it? *yawn* who cares... nothing to see...move along... /sarc
14 posted on 01/11/2006 8:22:52 PM PST by Freedom_Fighter_2001 (When money is no object - it's your money they're talking about)
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To: hsalaw

"Air Insertion" refers to troops being transported to their objective, and deploying from aircraft, either helicopter of parachute drop.

It usually is referring to heliborne ops. An air insert allows remote objectives to be hit rapidly and without tipping off the enemy, like a ground operation would.


15 posted on 01/11/2006 8:59:23 PM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 01/11/2006 9:38:21 PM PST by Alamo-Girl (Monthly is the best way to donate to Free Republic!)
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To: Old Sarge

Thanks very much. I should have figured that out, but the reference to this "air insertion" happening in Baghdad threw me off, since I thought these would happen in more remote and inaccessible areas. But what you say applies to any area, and I thank you for the info.


17 posted on 01/11/2006 9:57:28 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw

Air insertion involves a high pressure pump and should not be done by amateurs. :-)

I, too, was temporarily thrown off for the same reason.


18 posted on 01/11/2006 11:10:01 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: SandRat
Following the firefight, soldiers discovered two dead insurgents wearing explosives-laden suicide vests.

Head shots?

19 posted on 01/11/2006 11:12:29 PM PST by Loud Mime (Republicans protect Americans from terrorists, Democrats protect terrorists from Americans)
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To: SandRat

BTTT


20 posted on 01/12/2006 3:05:16 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SandRat

Killing bad guys and capturing their tools ~ Bump!


21 posted on 01/12/2006 9:13:01 AM PST by blackie
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