Skip to comments.ISF captures suspected sniper team in northeast Baghdad
Posted on 01/20/2009 7:58:40 PM PST by Cindy
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE No. 20090118-07 Jan. 18, 2009
ISF captures suspected sniper team in northeast Baghdad
Multi-National Division Baghdad
UR, Iraq Iraqi Security Forces thwarted an attack on a U.S. military patrol in northeast Baghdad Jan. 17.
Elements of the 1st National Police Division, and 42nd Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division, worked together to detain a suspected sniper team that was targeting an American forces on patrol in the Haay Ur neighborhood of northeast Baghdad.
The actions of our ISF partners saved at least one, and probably several, U.S. Soldiers lives, said Col. John Hort, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad commander. Its events like these that show me that our 15 months in Iraq have not been in vain. The Iraqi Security Forces in northeast Baghdad are a well-trained, well-led force that will no doubt serve to increase the security of the good Iraqi people of this region.
Three men were arrested during the event. Items confiscated included a van that was being used to move the team around as well as a base of operations from which to conduct the attack, a video camera, a modified sniper rifle, a canvas concealment device and a wooden stand used as a support inside the vehicle.
All items and men were taken into Iraqi National Police custody, where they currently reside pending further investigation.
Thank you for sharing.
Good news is the best kind of sharing.
The Iraqi police don’t have to be as nice as the American soldiers.
Not anywhere NEAR as nice.
Their future probably involves aggressive interrogation followed by a wall and a trench.