Good News Friday!

Removing the trash from the streets of Iraq! Excellent work… Again! Our Soldiers continue to take care of business in Iraq.

1st Cavalry News

Operation Castine nets four suspected car bomb makers  

2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs

           BAGHDAD – Coalition nd Iraqi Security Forces conducted a cordon and search operation in the Adhamiyah District June 18, resulting in the capture of three suspects caught with materials used in the manufacture of car bombs.  A fourth suspect was also detained during the operation.
           “Operation Castine” was conducted by Soldiers from the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division.
           The operation began before sunrise, when U.S. and Iraqi forces made a tactical foot movement from Coalition Outpost Apache into the Safina neighborhood of Adhamiyah. For the next five hours, Soldiers moved up and down the narrow city streets, searching hundreds of homes looking for illegal weapons and other contraband.
           “Coalition and Iraqi forces are going to continue to conduct aggressive operations like this, until extremists get the message that Adhamiyah is not a place where they can operate,” said Fort Worth, Texas native Capt. Cecil Strickland, commander of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment.

Iraqi troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division hit the streets during Operation Castine, a combined U.S. - Iraqi cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Iraqi troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division hit the streets during Operation Castine, a combined U.S. – Iraqi cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Fort Worth, Texas native Capt. Cecil Strickland (left), commander of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, communicates over the radio while Spc. E.J. Leaveck, of Shakopee, Minn., keeps watch during Operation Castine, a combined U.S.-Iraqi cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Fort Worth, Texas native Capt. Cecil Strickland (left), commander of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, communicates over the radio while Spc. E.J. Leaveck, of Shakopee, Minn., keeps watch during Operation Castine, a combined U.S.-Iraqi cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Pfc. Ismel Sanchez, of Greensboro, N.C., an infantryman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, teams up with Iraqi troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division to search a house during Operation Castine, a combined U.S.-Iraqi cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Pfc. Ismel Sanchez, of Greensboro, N.C., an infantryman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, teams up with Iraqi troops from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division to search a house during Operation Castine, a combined U.S.-Iraqi cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 18. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs

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2 Responses to Good News Friday!

  1. Cavmom wrote:

    “Removing the trash from the streets of Iraq!”

    Them’s the strangest looking garbage men I’ve ever seen…

    🙂

    Cheers

  2. cavmom says:

    Perhaps, but I like their method!

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