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Nearly 100 Detained in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed (WOO-HOO!!!! ROUND 'EM UP BOYS!!)
American Forces Press Service ^

Posted on 04/30/2007 5:16:51 PM PDT by SandRat

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2007 – Coalition forces nabbed about 94 suspects and discovered several weapons caches during raids across Iraq in the past three days.

Coalition forces detained 11 suspected al Qaeda in Iraq members today, nabbing 10 suspects in Samarra and another in Baghdad. Intelligence reports indicate the suspect detained in the Iraqi capital was part of a local operation to acquire bomb-making materials, military officials said.

“Almost every day, … al Qaeda in Iraq uses explosives to kill and maim innocent Iraqis and the security forces striving to protect them,” said Army Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman. “Removing these explosives and the terrorists who use them is a top priority.”

Army soldiers attached to the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment "Polar Bears," and the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons" of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, discovered two improvised explosive devices and a weapons cache southwest of Baghdad today.

The first IED was discovered by 2-69 Armor soldiers southwest of Yusufiyah at 9:35 a.m.. While conducting a dismounted patrol, soldiers of Company D, 4-31 Infantry, discovered another IED near Rushdi Mullah at 10:05 a.m.

In another operation, the Golden Dragons found a weapons cache near Rushdi Mullah that contained three rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, a bag filled with unknown types of explosives, three bags of crystalline powder, and three large blasting caps. An explosive ordnance team destroyed the cache and IEDs during a controlled detonation.

During a raid in Basra today, Iraqi special operations Forces detained Sayyid Sallih al-Jezzaani, the alleged leader of a rogue Jaysh al-Madhi militia element. Military officials said he is linked to death squad activities and attacks against coalition forces in the region.

Jezzaani is also responsible for funding and arming insurgents and assisting in recruiting new militia members. He is also connected to the February murder of two Iraqi interpreters who worked with coalition forces.

As Iraqi and coalition forces arrived in the district of Abilla in Basra, enemy forces fired rocket-propelled grenades and detonated improvised explosive devices on the assault force. No fire was returned as the assault force proceeded to their objective.

Iraqi special operations forces with coalition advisors found Jezzaani equipped with body armor and a weapon; he offered no resistance while being captured. Seven other suspicious individuals were also detained during the operation. No Iraqi or coalition forces were injured during this operation.

In a massive synchronized effort yesterday, coalition forces captured 72 suspected terrorists and discovered bomb-making materials during overnight operations targeting the al Qaeda in Iraq network. Troops raided targets in Anbar and Salah ad Din provinces, and operations in Samarra alone yielded 36 individuals with alleged ties to al Qaeda terrorists.

Near Karmah, intelligence reports led coalition forces to 20 5-gallon drums of nitric acid and other bomb-making materials, military officials said.

"Coalition operations like these continue to chip away at the al Qaeda in Iraq network, and we will continue to target them as long as they continue to injure and kill the innocent people of Iraq," Garver said.

Iraq security forces with support from 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division soldiers detained several individuals during an operation in the Kadamiyah area yesterday targeting several high-value individuals. The detainees were turned over to the Iraqi security forces.

In other news from Iraq, an explosion rocked the Hiyyaniyah district of Basra yesterday around 10:20 p.m., killing six civilians and wounding several others. Coalition forces said the explosion is likely to have been an accidental detonation during movement and transportation of explosives in an automobile. The incident is under investigation.

The al Hiyyaniyah district is known to be under the influence of the Jaysh al-Mahdi militia, which intimidates local people to further its own agenda, military officials said. No coalition forces were injured during the explosion.

Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers foiled an insurgent plot to target an all-girls' school north of Baghdad with numerous improvised explosive devices April 28.

Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, discovered a command wire leading from the school's outer perimeter to one of the rooms at the Huda Girls' School, in Tarmiyah, Iraq. Inside the room, the cavalry troops discovered five artillery shell explosives. Insurgents had also buried two large explosive-filled propane tanks under the school's floor and placed numerous projectiles underneath electrical conduits in front of each classroom.

The unit believes al Qaeda extremists operating in the area are responsible for the placing the explosives in an attempt to hinder the progress the local government has made to improve citizens’ lives. The reconstructed school, a project led by the local Tarmiyah government, was scheduled to open in the coming weeks. This is the second time this month explosives have been found in the facility.

"This is a testimony of how little the al Qaeda of Iraq truly care about the citizens of Iraq," said Army Lt. Col. Scott Efflandt, commander of 2-8th Cavalry.

An explosive ordnance disposal team transported all of the explosive rounds from the school for disposal.

(Information compiled from Multinational Force Iraq and Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; captured; destroyed; found; frwn; iraq; takenoprisoners; terrorists; weapons

1 posted on 04/30/2007 5:16:56 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Great news.


2 posted on 04/30/2007 5:17:26 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...
FR WAR NEWS!

WAR News at Home and Abroad You'll Hear Nowhere Else!

All the News the MSM refuses to use!

Or if they do report it, without the anti-War Agenda Spin!

3 posted on 04/30/2007 5:17:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Intel must be getting pretty darn good. We’ve picked off some bigs lately as well.


4 posted on 04/30/2007 5:18:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: SandRat

WTG!!!!

As Congress shakes it’s head in self-righteous mockery...our GI’s keep getting the job done.


5 posted on 04/30/2007 5:18:35 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Run, Fred, Run!)
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To: SandRat

Nabbed them? Kill ‘em!


6 posted on 04/30/2007 5:19:03 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: SandRat
This seems like the fourth or fifth story just in the past week citing similar occurances in the region, including Saudi Arabia.

Guess that surge just is another of Bush's 'failures'.

/sarchasim

7 posted on 04/30/2007 5:19:10 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: SandRat
HOODY-HOO!! THAT'S how you get the bad guys!
8 posted on 04/30/2007 5:19:29 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: SandRat

Troop surge now working!!!! (couldn’t resist)


9 posted on 04/30/2007 5:19:49 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: SandRat

This story must be false! The MSM, Democrats, and liberals, ooops, that is repeating myself, anyway they say there are no al Qaeda in Iraq, there are “insurgents”.


10 posted on 04/30/2007 5:20:34 PM PDT by stockpirate (Al Qaeda is in the United States, they are in the House and Senate, Democrats all!)
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To: pissant
Intel must be getting pretty darn good.

And, you know it must be street level intel, the type that Clinton dismantled when he came into office. The same type that takes years to build up.

11 posted on 04/30/2007 5:21:00 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: Michael.SF.

The same type that Duncan Hunter was railing about our lack of back in the late the 1990s.


12 posted on 04/30/2007 5:21:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: SandRat

So, are you saying Harry Reid is wrong?

It’s not a lost cause?

Not a quagmire?

8^)


13 posted on 04/30/2007 5:22:16 PM PDT by airborne (Duncan Hunter is the only real choice for honest to goodness conservatives!)
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To: SandRat

Nice work!


14 posted on 04/30/2007 5:23:01 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 success must be breaking Harry Reid's heart!
15 posted on 04/30/2007 5:23:17 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: SandRat

Heard this a couple of hours ago on Fox News radio top of the hour update.

Big...


16 posted on 04/30/2007 5:23:26 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: SandRat

Remember, all, send these reports to Murtha, Pelosi, and Reid.


17 posted on 04/30/2007 5:24:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Don’t forget to give a a little credit to Jimmah Carter!


18 posted on 04/30/2007 5:24:18 PM PDT by airborne (Duncan Hunter is the only real choice for honest to goodness conservatives!)
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To: SandRat

http://reid.senate.gov/contact/email_form.cfm


19 posted on 04/30/2007 5:26:33 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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To: SandRat

What is this; I thought we “Lost the war”?


20 posted on 04/30/2007 5:28:27 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: airborne
Don’t forget to give a a little credit to Jimmah Carter!

I will always give Jimmah as little credit as possible.

21 posted on 04/30/2007 5:29:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: SandRat

Bump for GOOD NEWS

Which we need more than ever, lately.


22 posted on 04/30/2007 5:29:37 PM PDT by honolulugal (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: SandRat

Harry Reid, bite my @$$.


23 posted on 04/30/2007 5:29:53 PM PDT by rbosque
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To: SandRat
Our heroes are taking care of business!!!
24 posted on 04/30/2007 5:30:31 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: rbosque

BTTT


25 posted on 04/30/2007 5:32:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Just say no to Brady Bunch Republicans.)
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To: Michael.SF.

I still remember.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw


26 posted on 04/30/2007 5:33:55 PM PDT by airborne (Duncan Hunter is the only real choice for honest to goodness conservatives!)
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To: Michael.SF.

” And, you know it must be street level intel, “

The type Democrats want to disappear,
as they force a retreat to Kuwait and Jordan, as Reid suggested.


28 posted on 04/30/2007 5:47:15 PM PDT by Son House ( Democrats are Hostile to Tax Payers.)
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To: SandRat

(Harry “The Body” Reid’s wimpy little voice)”Bbbbbbut, the war is lost..... repeat after me .... the war is lost”(/Harry “The Body” Reid’s wimpy little voice)


29 posted on 04/30/2007 5:50:45 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: elhombrelibre

I just emailed him the entire contents of this thread.


30 posted on 04/30/2007 5:54:55 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Son House

you must be a blues man. Not too many even know who Son House was. Jimmy Reed was always my favorite.


31 posted on 04/30/2007 5:57:47 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: SandRat

“Round’em up” hell. Shoot the bastards.


32 posted on 04/30/2007 6:00:38 PM PDT by Petronski (Fred.)
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To: Petronski

Even Wyatt Eyrp had to round ‘em up in the OK Corral first.


33 posted on 04/30/2007 6:02:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: GOP_1900AD
We need to help him with his ignorance and willful defeatism.
34 posted on 04/30/2007 6:04:01 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Al Qaeda knows Iraq's strategic value, yet the Democrats work day and night for our defeat there.)
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To: SandRat

Good news!


35 posted on 04/30/2007 6:05:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! Or Rudy/Hillary if you want to murder conservatism)
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To: SandRat

Good news sends more fear to the Democrats too! Love it.


36 posted on 04/30/2007 6:12:35 PM PDT by gbs
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To: SandRat

Rock ON! God bless our awesome military. I’m sending this to wretched Reid, too.


37 posted on 04/30/2007 6:41:01 PM PDT by MonicaG (In hoc signo vinces. The whole world will see justice done.)
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