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Terrorists Killed, Captured in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found
American Forces Press Service ^

Posted on 09/28/2006 5:33:20 PM PDT by SandRat

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2006 – Stryker Brigade soldiers killed a terrorist and wounded another after spotting them attempting to place an anti-tank mine near Muqdadiya, in Iraq’s Diyala province, yesterday, U.S. military officials said.

The patrol from Comanche Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, investigated the scene and found the mine set to detonate on a passing vehicle. An explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the mine on site. Iraqi and coalition forces continue to work throughout Diyala province to stop insurgent activity and increase security in the multi-ethnic region, officials said.

In addition, four suspected insurgents were detained and a large weapons cache was found during an Iraqi army-led operation with coalition forces in Mosul yesterday. Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, and coalition soldiers cleared the area around one building and detained two suspects, while another group moved to a second building, detaining two additional suspects without incident.

Two coalition soldiers in the first building found a crawl space on the roof, which revealed a hidden weapons cache. The cache contained rocket-propelled grenades and launchers, rifles, mortar tubes, military maps and propaganda.

A coalition forces interpreter overheard the detainees discussing a second cache in the building and notified the soldiers. The second cache was hidden behind a 16 inch-thick concrete wall in the basement of the building. Using sledgehammers, Iraqi soldiers unearthed a larger weapons cache containing grenades, ammunition, machine guns and mortar rounds. There were no injuries during the course of the operation.

Elsewhere, Iraqi security forces captured two people suspected of kidnapping and murdering Iraqi civilians during an early-morning raid near Tarmiya on Sept. 26.

Iraqi forces, along with coalition advisors, conducted an air assault near their objective and quickly entered a residence holding the suspects. Iraqi forces detained the suspects without incident. Those detained are believed to belong to a terror cell that commits acts of violence against innocent Iraqis and have ties to al Qaeda in Iraq, and have allegedly targeted U.S. forces in a bomb attack, officials said.

The two detainees are in Iraqi custody. There were no casualties during the operation. The raid was conducted as part of Operation Together Forward to capture those responsible for the murder of innocent Iraqi civilians. The operation, a helicopter-borne assault, highlights the capability of Iraqi forces to go where criminals are, deny them sanctuary, and provide for a safe and secure Iraq, officials said.

Also on Sept. 26, specially trained Iraqi security forces captured six terrorists suspected of targeting coalition forces with makeshift bombs during a raid near Haswah. The suspects, who all had outstanding Ministry of Interior arrest warrants, are believed to be responsible for a bomb attack that resulted in the death of a U.S. soldier.

Components for building makeshift bombs also were captured, and multiple suspects and a vehicle at the site tested positive for exposure to military-grade explosives. The detainees left the scene in Iraqi custody. There were no casualties in the operation.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: captured; found; iraq; islamofascists; killed; scumbags; terrorists; weapons
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1 posted on 09/28/2006 5:33:22 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...
FR WAR NEWS!

WAR News You'll Hear Nowhere Else!

2 posted on 09/28/2006 5:33:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
Oh goody. I guess the Iraqi people will be enjoying another very public hanging soon.

L

3 posted on 09/28/2006 5:34:56 PM PDT by Lurker (islam is not a religion. It's the new face of Fascism in our time. We ignore it at our peril.)
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To: SandRat

Thank you for the work that you do...
It is refreshing to see your posts almost every day about the progress in Iraq, and the good works of our troops.

Semper Fi, Brother


4 posted on 09/28/2006 5:44:37 PM PDT by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...)
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To: SandRat
Good progress. I wonder what happens to the "detainees" in Iraqi custody - do they have Korans, good food, medical care, A/C, full Constitutional rights, or. . . what?

As an aside, I bought a copy of My War - Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell yesterday, and read it all the way through in one sitting. Gripping. It was a little like a train wreck: I wasn't sure I wanted to know what was coming next, but just couldn't look away.

5 posted on 09/28/2006 5:45:56 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: hsalaw
The two detainees are in Iraqi custody.

...and I bet they're praying to Allah that they be handed over to the Americans...

6 posted on 09/28/2006 5:47:17 PM PDT by Zeppelin (You've been Zarqed !)
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To: DragonMarine

Hi praise from a Marine Devil Dog indeed; to give a Semper Fi to an Army Dog Face.


7 posted on 09/28/2006 5:51:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat; Ruth A.

Thanks for posting the real news from theatre, Rat.


8 posted on 09/28/2006 5:52:29 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

That's my contribution to the Home Front in this battle. Between that and being an Essential War Production Worker, I think I'm still in the fight for Victory!!!


9 posted on 09/28/2006 5:55:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

You making ploughshares into swords for a living?


10 posted on 09/28/2006 5:56:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

The late Adm. "Amazing-Grace" Hooper would understand.


11 posted on 09/28/2006 6:05:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Bump the good news from Iraq

Thank you SandRat for your service to our country.


12 posted on 09/28/2006 6:06:44 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: SandRat

Ones and zeros type, huh?


13 posted on 09/28/2006 6:08:54 PM PDT by pissant
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To: SandRat

Bump to the top!

God Bless our TROOPS!!!


14 posted on 09/28/2006 6:09:44 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: SandRat

Makes me wonder how many of these weapons caches there are in that country.

I've read SCORES of times how many caches we have already found, yet here we are with more...

We seem to be totally unable to find them all.


15 posted on 09/28/2006 6:11:52 PM PDT by SirLinksalot
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To: BARLF

Tis nothing, just doing what I can.


16 posted on 09/28/2006 6:13:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: pissant

yep


17 posted on 09/28/2006 6:14:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SirLinksalot

Pretty sure bet it's like plowing and rocks in Southern Missouri. Farmers tend to feel like they've planted a field of rocks in the fall and harvesting em in the spring.


18 posted on 09/28/2006 6:17:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Ditto thanks and bump.


19 posted on 09/28/2006 6:20:06 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: SandRat

KICK THEIR ASS!! God Bless our Troops!


20 posted on 09/28/2006 6:39:43 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: SandRat

Bump...


21 posted on 09/28/2006 6:39:52 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (LET NO ONE BE FORGOTTEN, LET NO ONE FORGET)
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To: SandRat

And the Dems take another one...!


22 posted on 09/28/2006 6:49:41 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: SandRat

Bush's fault.


23 posted on 09/28/2006 6:54:23 PM PDT by Axhandle
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To: MinuteGal; Calpernia

Quagmire again.


24 posted on 09/28/2006 7:01:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: SandRat
Also on Sept. 26, specially trained Iraqi security forces captured six terrorists suspected of targeting coalition forces with makeshift bombs during a raid near Haswah.

Sand berets.

25 posted on 09/28/2006 7:40:07 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SandRat

Sweet!


26 posted on 09/28/2006 7:41:36 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: SandRat

All this and 4000 al-Qaida operatives dead in Iraq (according to the soon to be a dead man al-Masri) at the hand of our troops. Can someone find me a serviceman to kiss?!!


27 posted on 09/28/2006 7:44:37 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: SandRat
The cache contained rocket-propelled grenades and launchers, rifles, mortar tubes, military maps and propaganda.

Propaganda? The KORAN, maybe?

BRAVO, HEROES!

28 posted on 09/28/2006 7:54:47 PM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: SandRat
Stryker Brigade soldiers killed a terrorist and wounded another . . .

In addition, four suspected insurgents were detained . . .

We do not have clarity in this war. Why cannot we decide what to call the enemy?

Even the Armed Forces Press Service cannot get this straight. Are they "insurgents," "terrorists," "mujahadeen," "islamic extremists," "islamic fascists," or something else?

29 posted on 09/28/2006 8:06:57 PM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: SandRat

Another bump for good news


30 posted on 09/28/2006 8:57:00 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: T Ruth

"We do not have clarity in this war. Why cannot we decide what to call the enemy?"

Evildoers. Miscreants. Untermenschen (sub-humans).

Well, enough of the liberal media - but what do we call the terrorists?


31 posted on 09/28/2006 9:18:07 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SandRat

SandRat, God Bless you for reporting that which MSM won't. If more Americans had access to what is really going on over there, the Dimocrats would eventually have to shut their mouths in embarrassment for their constant barrage of disinformation.

Thanks for this info.


32 posted on 09/28/2006 9:33:41 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

33 posted on 09/29/2006 12:10:37 AM PDT by nutmeg (National security trumps everything else.)
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To: nutmeg

You're up late


34 posted on 09/29/2006 12:12:19 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: rfp1234
"We do not have clarity in this war. Why cannot we decide what to call the enemy?"

Evildoers. Miscreants. Untermenschen (sub-humans).

Well, enough of the liberal media - but what do we call the terrorists?

Now that's funny right there, don't care who you are, that's funny right there!

35 posted on 09/29/2006 12:56:18 AM PDT by ZRicochet
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To: Lurker
Oh goody. I guess the Iraqi people will be enjoying another very public hanging soon.

Beats HBO.

36 posted on 09/29/2006 1:04:39 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SandRat

The detainees left the scene in Iraqi custody.


@@@@@

Do those words help or hurt AQ in Iraq recruiting??


37 posted on 09/29/2006 4:36:22 AM PDT by maica (9/11 was not “the day everything changed”, but the day that revealed how much had already changed.)
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To: hoosiermama

The Democrats claim that Iraq is a diversion from the war on terrror. I guess that's why we have kille or captured thousands of terrorists in Iraq.
The Democrats want Bush to fail in the war on terror. The Democrats therefore want our troops to fail; they want our troops to be killed or wounded, so the U.S. will leave Iraq in defeat. The Democrats are allied with the terrorists, who would much prefer to have a Democrat in the Oval Office.


38 posted on 09/29/2006 5:26:40 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: ZRicochet

How about "the recently deceased...."


39 posted on 09/29/2006 7:20:46 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (The reason I'm single is I never get involved with people who have more problems than I do)
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To: 444Flyer

Without knowing where you live I can only offer you the advice of check out the airport terminals in the common areas and with the use of the National Guard/Reserves or the local recruiters office to find a service person to lay a "Tight-Squeeze Hug" on.


40 posted on 09/29/2006 4:31:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: T Ruth

At the Keyword on FR I like to use the term Islamofascist.


41 posted on 09/29/2006 4:40:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SoldierDad

Thank you. Any American that has internet access can find theses storys just by going to http://www.defendamerica.mil/ and hitting enter.

Even worse is the fact that all the storys that I put up a sent directly to all of broadcast and print media for free by the Services and Commands; they just refuse to use it or go to the url that I just put on this reply.


42 posted on 09/29/2006 4:46:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

"The cache contained rocket-propelled grenades and launchers, rifles, mortar tubes, military maps and propaganda".




So they found today's New York Times with all those weapons?


43 posted on 09/29/2006 6:55:08 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: CommieCutter
YEP


44 posted on 09/29/2006 6:57:26 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: T Ruth
Why cannot we decide what to call the enemy?

I vote we call them dead.

L

45 posted on 09/29/2006 7:01:11 PM PDT by Lurker (islam is not a religion. It's the new face of Fascism in our time. We ignore it at our peril.)
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To: SandRat

And to think that they try to buy their weapons here in the US for terrorism overseas - (This should have a thread of it's own, but I need to run)

http://wjz.com/topstories/local_story_272122735.html

(Terrorist sting in Baltimore)


46 posted on 09/30/2006 6:15:41 AM PDT by sasha123
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To: SandRat

I've placed this url on my favorites list. Thank you again. I just wish more Americans would take the time to find out what is actually going on over there, rather than just listening to MSM for information (slanted information).


47 posted on 09/30/2006 12:24:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: SoldierDad

Go to this one http://www.defenselink.mil/ and click on the Pentagon Channel image and you can watch news briefs from around the military and on the war.

That one also has a lot of information on the right hand side at links on the status and progress on the war.

Use those and you will definately know more than the talking heads in the media and whinners on the left do.


48 posted on 09/30/2006 12:31:32 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Thanks for your posts. I read every single one I see.


49 posted on 10/03/2006 4:49:32 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Well stand by, I have a bunch tonight to put up.


50 posted on 10/03/2006 5:17:08 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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