Skip to comments.Iraqi counterterror unit proves its mettle in hostage rescue
Posted on 03/08/2006 6:54:54 AM PST by RDTF
BAGHDAD A retired government official who was kidnapped more than three days ago and beaten was rescued from captivity in dramatic fashion Monday by a little-known unit of Iraqi army counterterrorism soldiers trained by and modeled after the U.S. special operations forces.
The hostage, who was not identified by name, was found shackled to a steel bed in a dilapidated apartment building just east of Taji, about an hour north of Baghdad. Initial reports said that the hostage was a former Iraqi army brigadier general. However, that has not been confirmed by authorities.
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Good, they are really beginning to be effective. A lot of this is criminal activity and as the Iraqi forces begin to rescue more and more people and round up the perps you'll see a huge drop in kidnapping.
Looks like they're going to get another chance to prove themselves according to the latest Drudge headline.
GREAT JOB! (waiting w/with bated breath to hear this on TV news */sarc)
I sent the link to this story to Drudge, maybe he'll post it - it's a start
Thanks for posting. Now, if we could get some of these guys along the Iranian border........
Excellent! I bet they like the M4's over the AK's also although they'll have to keep'em clean!
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