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  • New ‘Sons of Iraq’ lead CF to AQI hideout (al-Mansuriyah)

    02/09/2008 12:24:12 PM PST · by mdittmar · 8 replies · 149+ views
    Multi-National Corps – Iraq ^ | February 9, 2008 | Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
    BAQUBAH, Iraq – Newly registered “Sons of Iraq” led Coalition Forces to an al-Qaeda in Iraq safe house, Feb. 8. This tip resulted in the death of six enemy insurgents east of al-Mansuriyah, Iraq. Soldiers from Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment were registering new Sons of Iraq when the local sheik informed the Soldiers where an AQI cell was hiding. The AQI fired on the Soldiers with small arms and rocket propelled grenades. The Soldiers returned fire, immediately killing one armed combatant. An air weapons team completed the engagement -- killing five more armed insurgents. One insurgent was...
  • Busy Roadway Reopens in Baqubah

    01/30/2008 4:40:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 78+ views
    BAQUBAH — A busy roadway was re-opened by the Iraqi government during a ceremony in the Shifta district of Baqubah, Iraq, Jan. 28. Kharesan Street, a main roadway linking northern and southern Baqubah, was re-opened for use by civilian vehicles. The roadway was closed due to numerous attacks against civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces in the area, including improvised explosive devices and small-arms fire. Once the area was cleared in a joint effort between the ISF and CF, the road was reopened. “We celebrate this day by opening this road,” said Diyala Iraqi Police Chief Gen. Ghanem Al-Kurashi...
  • Iraq:Coalition Engaged Terrorists, Baqubah (Media Report 25 Individuals Killed Civilians Not True)

    10/06/2007 5:50:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 13 replies · 519+ views
    MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ ^ | Oct. 6, 2007 | MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
    Statement from Multi-National Force – Iraq: Coalition forces engaged terrorists near Baqubah BAGHDAD, Iraq – Media have been reporting that the 25 individuals killed in an operation early Friday morning at a location near Baqubah were innocent civilians. This is not true. During an operation to locate a Special Groups leader believed to be associated with members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force, ground forces came under heavy fire from a large number of individuals. Air support was requested to suppress the threat, resulting in 25 terrorists killed. In this instance, we have confirmed that the 25...
  • Iraqis move as one near Baqubah

    09/06/2007 5:39:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 206+ views
    BAQUBAH — The 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division conducted Operation “K,” Sept. 2, with Iraqi police and concerned local nationals (CLN) southeast of Baqubah, near the village of Skook, against a suspected al-Qaida in Iraq stronghold, detaining 11 men and seizing a weapons cache, without a single casualty. The assault was carried out by over 150 Iraqi Soldiers and fifteen Iraqi Army combat vehicles. Iraqi police secured roads leading into and out of the area near Skook shortly before the start of the operation, according to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brian J. Cummins of the 1st Brigade Military Transition...
  • Email from Iraq

    08/28/2007 9:42:43 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 24 replies · 510+ views
    email | August 28th, 2007 | anonymous
    Hello Everybody! It's been another successful couple of weeks in my area of operations. My Soldiers continue to impress me on a daily basis, making me proud as they work hand-in-hand with our Iraqi Army and Police counterparts, and secure the population in and around Baqubah. Much of our progress in the past two weeks has been focused on the non-lethal fight. As you know, our fight does not just include bringing terrorists to justice, but includes assisting the provincial and local governments form a functioning government that upholds the rule of law and provides assistance to its citizens. When...
  • Baqubah Transitions to ‘Hold’ Status, Commander Says

    08/02/2007 4:49:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 222+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2007 – Operations in Baqubah, Iraq, are transitioning to the “hold” phase of the “secure, hold, build” strategy, the commander of coalition forces in northern Iraq said today. Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander of Multinational Division North, told military analysts that coalition and Iraqi forces are building joint security stations and combat outposts in the city. “We have a number of large operations planed over the next 30 days to address the threat in the city,” he said. Elsewhere in his area of operations, Mixon has recommended that Ninewah province -- the capital of which is...
  • Baqubah Update: 05 July 2007 [The boy had been baked. Al Qaeda served the boy to his family]

    07/06/2007 7:22:22 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 81 replies · 5,428+ views
    Michael Yon ^ | 7/5/07 | Michael Yon
    At first, he said, they would only target Shia, but over time the new al Qaeda directed attacks against Sunni, and then anyone who thought differently. The official reported that on a couple of occasions in Baqubah, al Qaeda invited to lunch families they wanted to convert to their way of thinking. In each instance, the family had a boy, he said, who was about 11-years-old. As LT David Wallach interpreted the man’s words, I saw Wallach go blank and silent. He stopped interpreting for a moment. I asked Wallach, “What did he say?” Wallach said that at these luncheons,...
  • Iraqi army is making strides in Baqubah

    06/23/2007 1:40:59 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 14 replies · 878+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 23, 2007 | Alexandra Zavis,
    Troops begin patrolling the streets of the city that had been overrun by Al Qaeda-linked insurgents. They find not everyone there is bad. BAQUBAH -- Lt. Qusai had his doubts when he took his men into an insurgent haven in the western part of this city for the first time this week. "Honestly, I thought this operation would never be successful because I had information that Al Qaeda had big guns and RPGs," said the Iraqi army commander who provided only one name. "We thought that all the people here are terrorists and everyone is bad, even the women and...
  • Arrowhead Ripper: Surrender or Die (Michael Yon)

    06/22/2007 3:42:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,668+ views
    michaelyon-online.com ^ | 22 June 07 | Michael Yon
    Battle for Baqubah First a quick media round-up. (This is not all-inclusive.) Alexandra Zavis from Los Angeles Times is down in the heat of the battle bringing home information. Michael Gordon from New York Times is still slugging it out, and his portions are accurate in the co-authored story, “Heavy Fighting as US Troops Squeeze Insurgents in Iraqi City.” (Long title.)
  • Operation Arrowhead Ripper: Day One

    06/21/2007 6:57:05 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 26 replies · 1,381+ views
    Michael Yon ^ | 6/21/07 | Michael Yon
    The first day of operation Arrowhead Ripper was intense. The Army is giving full access to the battlefield, and while on base full access to the TOC (HQ) which means I see the raw truth on the ground, and as it feeds through the TOC. They are hiding nothing. Or if they are, it’s in plain view. (Special operations notwithstanding.) A reporter can see as much as he or she can stand. Civilian casualties are occurring, despite much discretion being used on the firing. I saw three MLRS rockets hit targets downtown today (June 20) and more were fired. Watched...
  • Heavy Fighting as U.S. Troops Squeeze Insurgents in Iraq City

    06/21/2007 6:26:44 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 88 replies · 2,244+ views
    NYT ^ | 6/21/07 | MICHAEL GORDON and ALISSA J. RUBIN
    BAQUBA, Iraq, June 20 — Fighting was heavy in parts of Baquba on Wednesday as American troops continued to squeeze a large section of the city in an effort to rid it of insurgents believed to be part of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia. Soldiers moved block by block through the city, the capital of Diyala Province, clearing houses and removing roadside bombs. As they pressed in, American troops discovered a medical aid station for insurgents — another sign that the Qaeda fighters had prepared for an intense fight. The hospital, uncovered by troops from the Fifth Battalion, 20th Infantry, was...
  • U.S. troops take the offensive in Baqouba

    06/20/2007 1:41:49 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 29 replies · 694+ views
    BAQOUBA, Iraq — American ground forces, backed by Apache helicopter gunships and fighter jets, launched a large-scale offensive Tuesday to clear al-Qaida and other insurgent groups from the capital of Iraq’s volatile Diyala province. The offensive began before dawn, with ground elements of 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment and 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment moving in a pincer movement on the western half of the city. Other elements, including the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Task Force (1-12th Combined Arms Battalion), moved to secure the other half of the city, east of the Diyala River. Operation Arrowhead Ripper, as the offensive...
  • Soldiers in Baqouba Keep Pressure on Al-Qaida in Iraq

    04/20/2007 11:55:12 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 4 replies · 418+ views
    DVIDS ^ | 04.20.2007 | Staff Sgt. Antonieta Rico
    BAQOUBA, Iraq — Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment continued their systematic attack on terrorist forces in Baqouba with another clearing operation in the city, April 10. In this latest effort, Soldiers of 5-20 Inf. Regt., 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash., spent three days clearing the neighborhood of Buhriz, described by Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Bruce Antonia as “al-Qaida’s battleground.” When the Stryker battalion first arrived in Baqouba in March, it encountered resistance from the neighborhood’s insurgents in the form of roadside bombs, rocket propelled grenade fire and small arms fire.
  • A Problem Province

    01/07/2007 4:36:35 PM PST · by TexKat · 5 replies · 368+ views
    US NEWS & WORLD REPORT ^ | 1/7/07 | Anna Mulrine
    BAQUBAH, IRAQ-U.S. military officials here have little trouble knowing when al Qaeda is exerting its influence in this city that was, once upon a time, the lush, orange-growing capital of the Mideast. Sometimes it's the subtle signs: Tomatoes and cucumbers start disappearing from the market, deemed too sexually suggestive, soldiers here say, by the Sunni fundamentalist terrorists. On other occasions, it's more overt: "Graffiti that says, 'Long live al Qaeda,' and stupid stuff like that," explains a U.S. military officer based here in what is now the capital of Diyala province. Mostly, though, the pressure has been bold and deadly:...
  • Baqubah Still Functioning, Military Commander Reports

    11/30/2006 5:12:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 329+ views
    BAQUBAH, Iraq, Nov. 30, 2006 -- The city of Baqubah is fully operational despite media reports to the contrary, the senior coalition forces commander for Iraq’s Diyala province said here today. “The erroneous reports are clearly an effort by some individuals to paint a picture of disarray and hysteria to destabilize the province,” Army Col. David W. Sutherland, commander of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, said. The city’s government center is open and most of the ministries are present for work, as are the city workers, the health care providers, and ambulances, Sutherland said. "The mosques...
  • Iraqi military thwarts ‘bid to create Sunni emirate’

    09/30/2006 6:40:23 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 9 replies · 564+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/30/06
    BAQUBA, Iraq • Iraqi military forces have defeated what they called an attempt to create a breakaway Sunni religious territory in Iraq's eastern Diyala province, an army spokesman said yesterday. "We foiled an attempt to establish an emirate in Diyala," said Brigadier General Shakr Al Kaabi of the Iraqi Army's Fifth Division on the second day of a wide-ranging operation sweeping through the provincial seat of Baquba. He added that according to their intelligence, this "emirate" – a term which can mean an independent state under a religious leader – was to have been announced at the end of Ramadan....
  • 5th DIV Validation (Iraqi Army Takes Control of Diyala Province)

    07/07/2006 5:06:38 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 370+ views
    The Iraqi Army’s 5th Division officially took charge of military operations in northern Iraq’s Diyala Province from Coalition Forces during a ceremony held here today. The division’s colors were unveiled and presented to its commander, Maj. Gen. Ahmed Klepos Awad Majhool al-Kozaee by British Maj. Gen. Peter Everson, who serves as deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps-Iraq. The division earned its colors after being validated as a viable fighting force by the 101st Airborne Division. "I’d like to say that this division will be successful because it is composed of the full spectrum of Iraqi people," Ahmed said. "It represents the...
  • Coalition forces detain senior al-Qaida in Iraq network member

    06/20/2006 6:41:11 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 25 replies · 870+ views
    MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE - IRAQ ^ | June 20, 2006 | COMBINED PRESS INFORMATION CENTER
    BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces detained a senior al-Qaida in Iraq network member and three suspected terrorists during coordinated raids southwest of Baqouba June 19. The terrorist is reportedly a senior al-Qaida cell leader throughout central Iraq , north of Baghdad . He's known to be involved in facilitating foreign terrorists throughout central Iraq , and is suspected of having ties to previous attacks on Coalition and Iraqi forces. Coalition forces secured multiple buildings and detained the known terrorist plus three suspected terrorists without incident. Troops found an AK-47 with several magazines of ammunition and destroyed them all on site....
  • Iran’s agents arrested in key Iraqi province (50 Iranians arrested in Baquba)

    06/13/2006 3:05:59 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 47 replies · 1,423+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | June 13 2006
    Some 50 Iranians along with an Iranian security forces commander have been arrested by Iraq’s security forces in the central province of Diyala, an Iraqi television channel reported. The arrests were made during a raid jointly by American and Iraqi forces late Sunday in the town of Baquba, 65 kilometres north of the capital, the Salahuddin television station reported. Those arrested were believed to be behind a spate of kidnappings and murders in an effort to further strain ethnic tensions in Iraq. They were arrested in one of the town’s north-eastern districts. Last week, United States forces killed the Jordanian-born...
  • Zarqawi's Final Atrocities

    06/08/2006 2:17:06 PM PDT · by MikeA · 122 replies · 5,449+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06/08/06 | Richard Minitier
    If you are looking for the legacy of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, do not look in the concrete rubble of so-called safe house in Baqubah that became his final resting place. Instead, look less than 10 miles to the west, on the side of the road in the desert town of Hadid, for a pile of cardboard banana boxes. Inside those boxes were nine human heads. Some of the heads still had their blindfolds on. Iraqi police are still attempting to identify the murdered men. Days earlier, in Baquba, Iraqi police found another eight severed heads. One of those heads...
  • Baqubah General Hospital Renovations Complete

    02/28/2006 3:25:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 168+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Claude D. McKinney
    Baqubah General Hospital underwent massive renovations aided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Iraqi Directorate General of Health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Claude D. McKinney Baqubah General Hospital Renovations Complete The upgrades will improve the working conditions for patients and health care providers. By Claude D. McKinney Gulf Region North U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAQUBAH, Iraq, Feb. 28, 2006 — After a year under construction, the Baqubah General Hospital is finished, complete with a new incinerator and reverse osmosis water treatment system; plumbing and sewer system upgrade; architectural renovations; emergency backup generator...
  • Need city map of Baqubah, Iraq (Vanity)

    02/26/2006 3:08:44 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 24 replies · 1,648+ views
    Does anyone have a jpg or other online version of a city map of Baqubah?
  • Baqubah General Hospital underwent major surgery

    02/03/2006 5:32:23 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 157+ views
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ^ | Feb 2, 2006 | Claude D. McKinney
    Baqubah General Hospital underwent major surgery by Claude D. McKinney Gulf Region North U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The 331-bed Baqubah General Hospital can accommodate 400-500 patients daily is one of two hospitals in Baqubah. In the total Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Program, there are 30 Hospital projects planned nationwide, with 16 currently ongoing, and 13 completed. (GRD photo) Baqubah, Iraq—After a year under construction, the Baqubah General Hospital is finished … with a new incinerator and reverse osmosis water treatment system; plumbing and sewer system upgrade; architectural renovation; emergency backup generator and repair of existing elevators. The completed...
  • U.S. Army Task Force Foils Terrorist Bombings

    12/28/2005 5:04:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 498+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2005 – Task Force Band of Brothers soldiers disrupted two terrorist bombing operations yesterday in Baqubah, a city about 20 miles north of Baghdad, killing two terrorists and detaining another at a new checkpoint, U.S. military officials in Baghdad reported. Just before noon, soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team stopped a suspicious car and detained the driver after discovering the vehicle was being prepared as a car bomb. An explosives ordnance disposal team found no explosives, but the car was laced with wiring used to detonate explosives. Later, soldiers fired at a second...
  • Baqubah couple among terrorists caught Thanksgiving week

    11/29/2005 4:32:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 402+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 28, 2005
    TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 28, 2005) -- Sixteen suspected terrorists, including one female, were captured by Iraqi and U.S. forces during operations in north-central Iraq Nov. 26. In an early morning cordon and search mission near Baqubah, Soldiers detained nine suspected terrorists and seized fuses used for detonating explosives along with several anti-aircraft artillery rounds. To finish off the day, U.S. troops conducted a clearing operation in Baqubah Saturday night. The Soldiers detained a man and a woman after discovering them with eight blocks of C-4 plastic explosive, an AK-47 with several hundred rounds, blasting caps and various...
  • Troops Help Iraqis Develop Local Government

    08/22/2005 8:15:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 271+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 22, 2005 | Army Sgt. Jennifer J. Eidson
    The coalition soldiers’ job at city council meetings has been to mentor the Iraqi leaders, but recently local officials have taken the lead to conduct the meetings and resolve local issues. FORWARD OPERATING BASE GABE, Baqubah, Iraq, Aug. 22, 2005 — Coalition soldiers sat back as local Iraqi leaders discussed issues of concern in the Al-Abarra area Aug. 11. The meeting, at the Al-Abarra Government Building, brought together the members of the city council, the local Iraqi army commander and the Iraqi police chiefs from the area to discuss topics ranging from water to voting on Iraq’s new constitution. “Within...
  • Task Force Danger Welcomed Back to Germany (1stID)

    05/17/2005 5:18:40 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 1 replies · 240+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 16, 2005 | Jim Garamone
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2005 – Army leaders recognized the Iraq service and sacrifice of members of Task Force Danger at a ceremony in Kitzingen, Germany, today. Army Secretary Francis Harvey told the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division that their service in Iraq was crucial to the success of the Iraqi elections held Jan. 30. The "Big Red One" was the center of the 22,000-member Task Force Danger, headquartered in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit -- the heart of the Sunni Triangle. The soldiers operated against "a ruthless and immoral enemy willing to employ any means necessary to achieve their...
  • 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS DISCOVER TRUCK LOADS OF MUNITIONS

    12/07/2004 9:56:15 AM PST · by Clive · 15 replies · 886+ views
    Central Command ^ | December 7, 2004
    December 7, 2004 Release Number: 04-12-14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIERS DISCOVER TRUCK LOADS OF MUNITIONSTIKRIT, Iraq -- First Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment discovered several weapons caches hidden in palm groves near Baqubah on Dec. 6 at about 7:00 a.m. During “Operation Centaur Backbreaker,” Soldiers discovered the caches after local residents reported that the landowner and men in masks visited the property and acted suspiciously. Soldiers found 10 mortar tubes, 50 artillery rounds, 193 mortar rounds, 162 rocket propelled grenades, 21 blocks of plastic explosive, 3,840 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, and...
  • Danger, Boredom Converge At Checkpoint Near Baqubah

    11/25/2004 1:10:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 819+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 25, 2004 | Jackie Spinner
    Soldiers Seek to Thwart Car Bombers, Distinguish 'Bad Guys' From Civilians BAQUBAH, Iraq, Nov. 24 -- Army Staff Sgt. John Casey has put a great deal of thought into creating the ideal military checkpoint. After a car bomb blew up at a checkpoint outside Baqubah this month, wounding one soldier, Casey drew up a new plan for how his platoon would inspect civilian cars. He found what he believed was the perfect spot: a muddy patch of road off a narrow highway that was flanked by a deep ditch filled with reeds and several mounds of dirt, natural obstacles that...
  • Medics Earn Nickname "Charlie's Angels" in Iraq (Great Read)

    11/24/2004 1:25:56 PM PST · by pissant · 8 replies · 1,658+ views
    The National Guard ^ | 11/22/04 | Mark A. Geiss
    Baqubah, Iraq (11/22/2004) — The sky was a beautiful blue. Not a cloud to be seen anywhere. Groves of date palms filled many of the spaces between the clumps of houses. Children were standing by the roadside waving, eagerly hoping for a piece of candy to be tossed from the caravan of vehicles slowly passing by their village. Heavy traffic flowed in both directions on the highway near Baqubah, Iraq. All the Soldiers' eyes were either focused on the sides of the road or scanning rooftops and alleyways. These were Soldiers on a dangerous mission in a foreign and often...
  • Youth Outreach Program a Success in Baqubah

    10/09/2004 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 2 replies · 214+ views
      Youth Outreach Program a Success in Baqubah Word spreads like wild fire with neighborhood children living near the Civil Military Operations Center (CMOC): “It’s time for school, it’s time for school!”The children line up at the gate in eager anticipation, smiling and giggling as SGT Marc Farrior and SPC April Phillips lead another “Neighborhood Kids Program” class with the local children.Farrior and Phillips are Soldiers from the 415th Civil Affairs Battalion located at the CMOC in Ba’qubah. Farrior graduated from and is employed by New York University in New York and Phillips is a college student in North...
  • Inside one day's fierce battle in Iraq

    07/20/2004 5:08:39 PM PDT · by teldon30 · 9 replies · 704+ views
    www.csmonitor.com ^ | 7/21/04 | Amy Scott Tyson
    BAQUBAH, IRAQ - From the roof of a gutted, four-story building, US Army Cpl. Omar Torres peered through his M-4 rifle's thermal sight onto Canal Street, a pockmarked stretch of road running alongside a muddy waterway that meanders through this volatile city. It was 2 a.m. on June 24, and stifling hot. Corporal Torres's sniper team was looking for insurgents planting road bombs, a persistent killer in Baqubah, with scores last month alone. From out of the shadows 500 yards below, two men with rifles slung over their backs approached the road carrying a box. One knelt down, digging in...
  • Clashes Engulf Center of Baqubah

    06/26/2004 10:32:07 PM PDT · by saquin · 6 replies · 182+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/04 | Scott Wilson
    BAQUBAH, Iraq, June 26 -- Heavy fighting engulfed downtown Baqubah on Saturday as U.S. troops and black-clad insurgents clashed intermittently in palm groves, traffic circles and major avenues only days before a fledgling Iraqi government is scheduled to assume political authority after 15 months of occupation. Following the coordinated attacks that ripped through six cities on Thursday and killed more than 100 Iraqis, U.S. military commanders said they expected more strikes as insurgents tried to disrupt the transfer of power on Wednesday. Those predictions proved true before 8 a.m. when insurgents operating in small groups peppered government buildings with rocket-propelled...
  • Adversary's Tactics Leave Troops Surprised, Exhausted

    06/25/2004 6:17:09 AM PDT · by Max Combined · 58 replies · 192+ views
    Washington Post via Yahoo ^ | Fri, Jun 25, 2004 | Scott Wilson
    BAQUBAH, Iraq (news - web sites), June 24 -- The 1st Infantry Division soldiers who walked off the battlefield Thursday, exhausted by the frantic pace of combat and a baking summer sun, had seen nothing like it in their three months here. In dawn-to-dusk fighting, more than 100 armed insurgents overran neighborhoods and occupied downtown buildings, using techniques that U.S. commanders said resembled those once employed by the Iraqi army. Well-equipped and highly coordinated, the insurgents demonstrated a new level of strength and tactical skill that alarmed the soldiers facing them.
  • Twelve Detained in Raid

    04/06/2004 6:54:04 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 387+ views
    CJTF-7 ^ | April 6, 2004
      Twelve Detained in Raid TIKRIT, Iraq - 1st Infantry Division soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery conducted a raid near Baqubah April 6 at about 4:45 a.m. to capture the leader and members of a insurgent cell. The soldiers detained 12 individuals, including the leader of the insurgents, suspected of conducting attacks against Coalition forces using improvised explosive devices. The individuals were transported to a Coalition detention facility. Release #040406d
  • Soldier Killed Investigating Bomb Near Baqubah

    03/25/2004 11:17:02 AM PST · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 322+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 25, 2004 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
    A 1st Infantry Division soldier was killed and two others were wounded today by an improvised explosive device near Baqubah, Iraq, according to a Combined Joint Task Force 7 news release. The soldiers had arrived at the scene after the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps reported an IED. As the soldiers investigated, it exploded, the news release said. The wounded soldiers were reported to be in stable condition at a nearby military hospital. Also in Iraq, the morale of the country's national police remains high, even though they've been the targets of deadly terrorist attacks over the past few months, a...
  • Mortar Attack Kills 2 Soldiers; Raids Continue to Get Results

    01/22/2004 9:00:33 PM PST · by Calpernia · 3 replies · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan. 22, 2004 | By John D. Banusiewicz
    Two U.S. soldiers were killed and another was injured in a Jan. 21 mortar and rocket attack on a 4th Infantry Division base near Baqubah, Iraq. The wounded soldier was treated immediately and was evacuated to the 21st Combat Support Hospital, according to a Combined Joint Task Force 7 news release. The soldier was reported to be in critical, but stable, condition. Officials are withholding the soldiers' names until their families are notified. At a coalition press conference in Baghdad today, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy operations director for CJTF 7, updated recent military activity in Iraq. Kimmitt. The...
  • Iraqi farmer killed by US fire: witnesses

    10/31/2003 4:55:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 75+ views
    BAQUBAH, Iraq, 31 (AFP) - An Iraqi farmer was killed by US army fire in the town of Baqubah, northeast of Baghdad, Friday and his brother was detained for attempting to retrieve the body, witnesses told AFP. The farmer, Ziad Yass Abbas, was watering his crops when US troops, standing about 400 meters (yards) away, opened fire on him at around 6:00 am (0300 GMT), said his nephew, Yass Amer Abbas, who was with him at the time. His uncle was killed instantly, he said. "They opened fire on my uncle who was with me. I immediately ducked and hid...
  • Market Explosion Kills Eight Iraqis

    09/25/2003 5:29:13 PM PDT · by TexKat · 7 replies · 132+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/25/03 | Associated Press
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - An explosion at a market in Baqubah, about 30 miles north of Baghdad late Thursday, has killed eight Iraqis and wounded another 13, a U.S. Army spokesman said. The market was struck by mortar bombs according to U.S. military spokesman Sgt. Danny Martin. The attack came hours after the death of Aquila al-Hashimi, a leading figure in Iraq's Governing Council, whose shooting marked the first time violence claimed the life of a member of the U.S.-appointed administration. In the north, eight American soldiers were wounded — three of them seriously — when their convoy was ambushed with...
  • Opposition leader: Saddam is alive

    04/09/2003 1:00:49 PM PDT · by John H K · 23 replies · 215+ views
    <p>NASIRIYA, Iraq (CNN) -- A key Iraqi opposition leader says he has information that Saddam Hussein survived an airstrike in Baghdad and escaped from the capital with at least one of his sons.</p> <p>However, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he did not know whether Saddam was dead or alive.</p>