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Iraqi Special Operations Forces detain two suspects, destroy IED factories in search for missing Sol
Wednesday, 23 May 2007

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Special Operations Forces detained two personnel suspected of insurgent activities, while conducting an early-morning operation in search of three missing Soldiers on May 21, south of Baghdad.

The ISOF destroyed several trucks in a controlled detonation, which were fabricated as vehicle borne improvised explosive devices as well as several IED material caches. No civilians were present during the detonation.

Iraqi and Coalition Forces received enemy-fire as they moved to their objective. Iraqi forces returned fire and suppressed the enemy and continued on their mission. Weapons and ammunition were also seized at the objective from the two suspects who were detained

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ISF, MND-B Troops Free Kidnapped Iraqi Soldier
Wednesday, 23 May 2007

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – Baghdad troops freed an Iraqi soldier being held by a militia’s kidnap cell May 20 in the Rashid District of the city.

Troops from 1st Battalion, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, and the “Black Lions” from Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., rescued Mosher Ahmmaed Abdualrahman, during a pre-dawn cordon and search operation.

“Two months of conducting combat operations with the Citadel Brigade (1-2nd Iraqi Army) have led us to develop exceptionally strong ties to our Iraqi partners,” said Lt. Col. Pat Frank, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt. commander. “Finding their soldier alive was the main effort mission for the Black Lions.”

The Iraqi Army soldier was abducted by a Jashya al-Mahdi kidnap cell May 17 in the Shurta neighborhood. Task Force Black Lion executed the operation, which rescued the soldier unharmed.

“The combined operation between Iraqi and American troops was a complete success,” said Col. Ricky D. Gibbs, commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. “They aggressively followed up on leads and were able to save one of their own. This serves as an effective reminder of the on-going cooperation between the Black Lions and Soldiers of the Iraqi Army’s Citadel Brigade in northwest Rashid.”

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Coalition forces raid secret cell cache, detain 19
Wednesday, 23 May 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed two terrorists, detained 19 suspected terrorists and uncovered a cache of Iranian money and bomb-making materials Wednesday morning in Sadr City.

The individual targeted during the raid is suspected of facilitating weapons shipments from Iran to secret cell terrorist elements in Baghdad, Basrah and Maysan province.

Coalition Forces searched 11 buildings during the operation. As Coalition Forces moved to the site, four armed terrorists engaged them with small arms and automatic weapons. The ground force, acting in self-defense toward the hostile threat, returned fire and confirmed two of the four terrorists were killed.

As they continued to search the buildings, Coalition Forces found a large quantity of Iranian money, more than $6,000 in U.S. money and improvised explosive device-making materials.

“Rogue militia elements and terrorists are seeking to destroy the future of Iraq,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “We will continue to capture or kill them and dismantle their organizations.”

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FOUR TERRORISTS KILLED; TIED TO IED PRODUCTION
Wednesday, 23 May 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed six terrorists in related raids targeting senior leaders of an al-Qaeda suicide attack cell and detained 23 others in operations around Iraq Wednesday morning.

Based on intelligence gathered from a successful raid Apr. 11, Coalition Forces targeted a suspected terrorist leader southeast of Baghdad. As the ground force approached the objective, they encountered two armed men, one of whom was wearing a suicide vest.

Coalition Forces took appropriate self-defense measures in response to the hostile threat and engaged the two armed terrorists, killing them.

One of the terrorists is believed to be an al-Qaeda regional leader, responsible for al-Qaeda personnel and operations in the Arab Jabour area, as well as coordinating foreign fighters and suicide attacks.

In a related operation northwest of Taji, Coalition Forces targeted an individual suspected of supplying foreign fighters for suicide attacks. Ground forces on the scene received small arms fire from four terrorists who took cover behind a bus. Coalition Forces returned fire in self-defense and killed the four terrorists.

When they searched the building, Coalition Forces found weapons and detained one suspected terrorist for his involvement with the al-Qaeda cell.

In Mosul, Coalition Forces raided six buildings in an operation targeting foreign fighter facilitators and the al-Qaeda network. The ground force detained five suspected terrorists, including an alleged cell leader with subordinate groups that conduct assassinations and attacks against Coalition Forces and Iraqi Security Forces.

In three coordinated raids near Karmah targeting al-Qaeda cells, Coalition Forces detained 13 suspected terrorists, including an alleged cell leader in the area.

Coalition Forces detained four suspected terrorists in Fallujah for their alleged direct ties to a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device cell there.

“We continue to disrupt the leadership of the al-Qaeda in Iraq organization and its affiliates,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “Step by step, we work to keep these terrorists from launching brutal attacks on the Iraqi people.”

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Iraqi National Police apprehends three insurgents
Thursday, 24 May 2007

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq –The Iraqi National Police and Coalition Forces arrested three wanted insurgents Monday.

Company D, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment Soldiers assisted policemen from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Iraqi National Police in a cordon and search that led to the arrest near Jisar, Diyala, Monday.

“This is one operation of many that we have conducted with the National Police,” said Maj. Jeremy B. Moore, the Iraqi Security Force chief, 3rd HBCT, from, Portland, Ore. “We look forward to continued success in interdicting extremist within (operating environment) Hammer.”

The captured insurgents were wanted for murder, kidnapping and displacing Shiia families.

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1-15 Inf. finds, destroys large munitions cache

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq –Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, uncovered a weapons cache Tuesday during a combat patrol in an area west of Wahida, Iraq.

The cache consisted of 40 mortar rounds varying in size from 82mm to 120mm.

An Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit detonated the cache soon after it was found.

“This is the largest cache found by 1-15 to date,” said 1st Lt. Joshua Powers, assistant operations officer for 1-15, from Decatur, Ga. “Our presence is bringing more security to the Wahida province and disrupting the enemy’s line of movement into Baghdad.”

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One secret cell terrorist detained
Friday, 25 May 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi and Coalition Forces detained one suspected terrorist while targeting a terrorist cell leader Friday morning during raids in Sadr City.

The individual detained during the raid is closely linked to a suspected leader in a secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training.

En route to the objective, Iraqi forces began receiving heavy small arms fire from multiple locations near an intersection.

Ground forces returned fire, but the incoming automatic fire continued.

Coalition Forces supporting the Iraqi forces, using appropriate self-defense measures, called in close air support.

Although there were no terrorists confirmed killed in the fighting, the opposing gunfire was subdued and Iraqi and Coalition Forces moved on to the objective.

Intelligence reports indicate the individual targeted is suspected of having direct ties to the leader of the EFP network as well as acting as a proxy for an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps officer.

“These rogue militia elements have no respect for the peace of Iraq,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.

“We will continue to track them and diminish their ability to attack the Iraqi people and disrupt the progress of the country.”

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Iraqi army, police discover underground cache
Friday, 25 May 2007

MOSUL, Iraq – Iraqi army and police, supported by Coalition Forces, discovered a weapons cache in northern Mosul, located in Nineveh Province, during a planned operation Monday afternoon.

Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, supported by Iraqi police officers from Northeast 1 station, and CF Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, made the cache discovery, which was concealed under an inoperable toilet.

“This is another example of Iraqi Security Forces’ adept efforts to maintain a secure, safe environment for the citizens of Mosul,” said Lt. Col. Michael Boden, acting commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

An explosive ordnance disposal team was called to the site as Iraqi police secured the cache which contained three improvised hand grenades, 12 rifles with approximately 3,000 rounds of ammunition, more than 80 rocket-propelled grenades, seven RPG launchers, three dozen mortar rounds, 10 pounds of explosives and one suicide bomber’s vest.

The EOD team secured the explosives for safe disposal and the rifles, ammunition and mortars were turned over to ISF.

“ISF have demonstrated they are capable of seeking out and destroying the weapons and materials terrorists use to inflict pain and suffering on the populace,” said Boden.

“Together, we will keep Nineveh Province safe for its citizens.”

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Coalition Forces Find Explosives Cache, Detain 15
By MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
May 24, 2007 - 7:01:29 PM

Blackanthem Military News, BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained 15 suspected terrorists and destroyed a cache of explosives during operations Thursday targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq.

Coalition Forces called in an air strike near Salman Pak after they raided a house there and found a cache of mortars, dynamite and jihadist media. They were targeting individuals known to supply foreign fighters to suicide attack cells in Baghdad. A search of the buildings revealed no people were present, and the ground force cordoned off the area, where the explosives were safely destroyed.

Information from successful operations in the last five days led Coalition Forces to three buildings in Karmah, where they targeted an al-Qaeda leader. Near the first target, Coalition Forces found four suspected terrorists hiding outside the building and detained them. In the other buildings, they found six more suspected terrorists. All were detained for their alleged association with a suspected al-Qaeda emir and anti-aircraft attacks.

Coalition Forces raided a building east of Ameriyah while targeting an improvised explosive device cell in the area. Four individuals were detained for their suspected involvement in the cell.

In Mosul, Coalition Forces detained a suspected terrorist who is allegedly the leader of an al-Qaeda group in the area.

“We continue to target al-Qaeda in Iraq’s leaders and its manpower resources,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson. “Each operation contributes to eventual security for the people of Iraq.”

Article and photos found here: blackanthem.com/News/alli…1569 40.shtml

COALITION FORCES NAB 20 SUSPECTED AL-QAEDA TERRORISTS
Friday, 25 May 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces detained 20 suspected terrorists during several raids targeting al-Qaeda in Iraq around the country Friday morning.

In Baghdad, Coalition Forces raided a house looking for a suspected al-Qaeda battalion commander. The ground force detained three suspected terrorists at the targeted location, including the alleged leader. Intelligence reports indicate he is responsible for numerous attacks in Baghdad, including assassinations, attacks on news media and attacks on the city’s infrastructure.

Coalition Forces detained 11 suspected terrorists in an operation southwest of Baghdad targeting al-Qaeda leadership. One of the individuals detained is allegedly a close associate of a Libyian who facilitates the movement of foreign fighters in the area.

In continuing operations to disrupt the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device network in Baghdad, Coalition Forces targeted a known explosives expert associated with the al-Qaeda in Iraq network. The individual is also known to have knowledge of explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, and was recently promoted within the network. Coalition Forces detained two suspected terrorists from the target location.

In Mosul, Coalition Forces detained two suspected terrorists linked to an al-Qaeda weapons dealer allegedly involved in an IED network there.

Two suspected terrorists were detained during a Coalition Forces raid targeting al-Qaeda leadership in Baghdad. Ground forces found a small cache of weapons, which they safely destroyed on site.

“We’re continuing to take the fight to al-Qaeda, to thwart their ability to attack Iraqis and spoil their attempts to destabilize the country,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.

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the surge seems to be working?!? oh no! the democRATS (and the major media) said we have lost!!! cut, run and surrender? sorry liberals…

-Imp

I’m not sure I trust the only source.

Wow, 150,000 American soldier weilding the most advanced equipment known to man, have discovered a few weapon caches and have killed a few terrorists, we mush be winning this war. Wow, we’re executing missions and they do produce isolated results.

Meanwhile.

news.brisbanetimes.com.au/violen … 7-f1l.html
pakistantimes.net/2007/05/27/top9.htm
fox6.com/news/national/story … 8&rss=tick
fortwayne.com/mld/newssentin … 270106.htm

Those are just the first few links google news brings up, but I’d like to focus on the last one specifically. As it points out that the president himself is saying “we need to change our strategy in Iraq”. Which was “prompted by a recognition that the increase of American and Iraqi troops in Baghdad hasn’t produced the improvements in security or the political progress that proponents of the buildup had expected and that domestic support for the administration’s Iraq policy, even among Republicans, is ebbing quickly.”

I’m not sure why Impenitent’s articles would be considered ‘inconvient truth’. Isn’t that what soldiers in a war zone are suposed to be doing?
Anyone care to fill me in on this inconvient esoteric meaning?

If the politicians would do their job and let the military do theirs. There would be no issue. By now any problems would have been mostly resolved. Politicians are supposed to handle the diplomatic issues not military ones. They send the military in and then they become armchair Generals playing with their toy soldiers. I say let the trained military personnell do their jobs with out the politicians playing war. Why have trained leaders if they are not allowed to lead? Military strategy and diplomacy are two different things, they should compliment each other not hinder.

Inconvenient to those who’d repeatedly state that Iraq is ‘in utter chaos’ or a ‘downward spiral’ and other such similar hyperbole. I actually think that the Americans could win this war within 12 months if they wanted to, but there’s a strong possibility that they don’t want to, because the longer they keep the troops there the more support they get from a mass media industry largely owned by energy and weapons manufacturing companies.

I mean, why did they disband the existing army, if not to specifically provide thousands of disgruntled former military slaves under Saddam to the waiting ideologues? And more specifically, why were elite British forces caught out in the middle of the night, dressed as Arab, with automatic weapons and plastic explosives, shooting at Iraqi police? And when they were arrested, why were they freed by other British forces?

guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0, … 10,00.html
news.independent.co.uk/world/mid … 314977.ece
timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u … 570571.ece
timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u … 570589.ece
news.independent.co.uk/world/mid … 313848.ece
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005- … 514065.htm

From what I understand, Bush got what he wanted for the Iraq war in the spending bill. He in turn accepted benchmarks for performance by the Iraqi government. Congress will revisit the Iraq war in July, when the big Defense Department funding bill comes up, and again in September, when Gen. David Petraeus will report on progress toward meeting the benchmarks in Baghdad. So where’s the problem?

Why indeed.

http://www.iamthewitness.com/Bollyn-Balkanize_Iraq.html

Upgrade your mind and stop paying attention to this diversionary dribble.

I can’t believe Imp, let alone anyone actually cares or gives any time of day to this complete and total horeshit. If you’re focusing on the bullets flying back and forth instead of strings on the politicians then you have the mind of a soldier – you have the capacities of a robot.