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Iraqi Army detains 81, discovers large weapons cache (Suwayrah)
MNF-Iraq.com ^ | November 5, 2007 | Multi-National Corps Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory

Posted on 11/05/2007 1:50:44 PM PST by mdittmar

BALAD, Iraq – Soldiers of the 8th and 10th Iraqi Army Divisions, advised by U.S. Special Forces, discovered a large weapons cache during an operation to clear al Qaeda in Iraq activity near Suwayrah Nov. 2.

The clearing operation, planned and executed by the Iraqi Army, resulted in 81 people being detained for further questioning. The weapons cache, consisting of 42 120mm mortar rounds, 10 152mm mortar rounds, 10 anti-tank rounds, 15 kilograms of high explosives, 25 rocket propelled grenades and 61 recoiless rifle rounds, was confiscated.

The assault force came under small arms fire during a portion of the operation. Three Iraqi Army Soldiers were injured and evacuated to medical treatment facilities.

No U.S. forces were injured during the operation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; captured; frwn; iraq; iraqiarmy; wot
Sure am seeing a lot of good news OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASES at MNF-Iraq.com, that I never see in the old media,but that's par for the course I guess.

I hear pelosi will issue another retreat and defeat resolution in the U.S. House soon.

1 posted on 11/05/2007 1:50:46 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Are our Marines starting to feel left out yet?

Good stuff.


2 posted on 11/05/2007 1:53:14 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The earth is getting Warmer! It ain't my fault. Let's boycott Mother Nature!)
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To: mdittmar

Dingy Harry said the war was lost.


3 posted on 11/05/2007 1:53:58 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: mdittmar

What I like about this is that the Iraqis seem to have conducted the major part of this operation. Excellent!

They took the losses and our troops escaped injury.

This is more proof that Iraq is beginning to take the weight, standing on their own more all the time. That’s very good news.


4 posted on 11/05/2007 1:55:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Mrs Crinton have Pay Feava. There she go now. "Ah Hsu Ahhh Hsu Ah Hsu!" Crintons worth every penny.)
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To: mdittmar

More good news the mainstream media will ignore.

Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 11/05/2007 2:01:14 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: mdittmar

Peelosi and gang do not want to hear such things

6 posted on 11/05/2007 2:05:33 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: mdittmar

With Victory so near it is getting harder for the DefeatocRats to hide the positive news.

Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops


7 posted on 11/05/2007 2:10:47 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: mdittmar

8 posted on 11/05/2007 2:25:18 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: mdittmar; LS; Dog; Cap Huff; jveritas

81 armed jihadis and they only managed to wound 3 Iraqi Army soldiers before surrendering en masse.

Heck of a statement right there about the state of jihadi morale and training...


9 posted on 11/05/2007 2:31:06 PM PST 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: mdittmar

Democrats are refusing to acknowlege reality... Good case to call them psychotic


10 posted on 11/05/2007 2:33:39 PM PST by tomnbeverly (The sour sounds of liberal whining is sure to scare away any chance of success.)
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11 posted on 11/05/2007 3:25:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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“BALAD, Iraq – Iraqi Security Forces and Iraqi Army Soldiers, advised by U.S. Special Operations Forces, detained 22 suspected extremists in two raids in Kubaysah and near Taji Nov. 3.

During the raid in Kubaysah, members of the Hit, Iraq, Special Weapons and Tactics team along with U.S. Special Operations Forces captured an entire extremist cell believed to be operating along the highway linking Ramadi to Rutbah. Captured were four primary targets along with four other suspects. The cell was reportedly conducting improvised explosive device attacks, murder, intimidation and sniper attacks against Iraqi and Coalition Forces.

Near Taji, Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers detained fourteen suspects during operations targeting known foreign fighters and extremists who were reportedly part of cell responsible for an attack on a U.S. helicopter.

No Iraqi or U.S. forces were injured during the operation.”


12 posted on 11/05/2007 3:33:28 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: Southack

Excellent post, agree 100%.


13 posted on 11/05/2007 8:28:08 PM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Southack

Yeah, earlier I exchanged e-mails with Col. Mansoor, who wrote “The GI Offensive in Europe.” He didn’t think the collapse in the jihadi morale/military occurred until after the surge, but I beg to differ. You don’t get this kind of “instant” collapse. It’s much more of an erosion that started a couple of years ago when they couldn’t train new peeps.


14 posted on 11/06/2007 2:08:36 AM PST by LS
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