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Cavalry Soldiers, ISF detain high-value individual
Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. Joe Sowers

Posted on 10/03/2007 5:07:20 PM PDT by SandRat

Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment search a suspected insurgent during a night raid east of Baghdad Sept. 30. The raid, conducted with Iraqi national police, resulted in the detention of a high-value individual and a small cache. Photo by Maj. Joseph Sowers.
Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment search a suspected insurgent during a night raid east of Baghdad Sept. 30. The raid, conducted with Iraqi national police, resulted in the detention of a high-value individual and a small cache. Photo by Maj. Joseph Sowers.


FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER
— Elements of the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment and Iraqi national policemen conducted a raid east of Baghdad resulting in the detention of a high-value individual and three other suspected extremists Sept. 30.

Soldiers from Troop A and the Time-Sensitive Target platoon of the 3-1 Cav. Regt. conducted the raid with their police partners to kill or capture the HVI and to deny extremists sanctuary in the regiment’s area of operation.

The HVI is suspected of maintaining a leadership position in a local extremist network. Information obtained by 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team officials links the HVI to indirect fire attacks against coalition forces and weapons smuggling.

Detaining this individual should assist us in reducing indirect fire attacks and takes us one step closer to making the Al-Kut Highway a safe route,” said Maj. Desmond Bailey, a native of Alabama and 3-1 Cav. Regt. operations officer.

Bailey further explained that continued efforts to engage local leaders has resulted in greater information on suspected extremists and insurgents in the squadron’s area of operation.

An Iraqi security force uniform, an AK-47 assault rifle and a large amount of small arms ammunition were seized during the raid.

The 3-1 Cav. Regt. is part of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga., and has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March 2007.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: captured; cavalry; frwn; hvt; ifs; iraq; isfcapture; terrorist

1 posted on 10/03/2007 5:07:26 PM PDT by SandRat
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2 posted on 10/03/2007 5:08:33 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
So many are probably being finally caught as the people realize there is no sense in hiding insurgents and radical religious nuts regardless of still understandable fears of self harm.
UBL and Zawahiri must understand their plans to make Iraq a battle field against the west is failing miserably.
3 posted on 10/03/2007 5:39:55 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter for POTUS)
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To: SandRat

Aren’t Iraqi citizens allowed to own AK-47’s? Doesn’t seem like that could be considered a ‘cache’ if everyone has one as part of their standard home furnishings.


4 posted on 10/03/2007 8:34:04 PM PDT by MovementConservative (Terminate the Duke 88)
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To: MovementConservative

Don’t know if they can


5 posted on 10/03/2007 9:04:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Very cool news. Thanks.


6 posted on 10/03/2007 9:44:25 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: Marine_Uncle
UBL and Zawahiri must understand their plans to make Iraq a battle field against the west is failing miserably.

It did more than fail, it backfired.

7 posted on 10/03/2007 11:04:58 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: SandRat

> Elements of the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment and Iraqi national policemen conducted a raid east of Baghdad resulting in the detention of a high-value individual and three other suspected extremists Sept. 30.

With any luck, surf’s up and the High-Value Individual will be taking his first waterboard lessons soon!

“Let’s go surfin’ now
Everybody’s learnin’ how
Waterboard safari with meeeeeeee!”


8 posted on 10/04/2007 1:21:40 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: El Gato

With a loud bang at that.


9 posted on 10/04/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Duncan Hunter for POTUS)
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