Residents Capture 11 Suspected Terrorists
4-1 Inf. Div. Public Affairs
BAGHDAD – Acting on a tip, Multi-National Division-Baghdad troops took into custody 11 alleged insurgents being held by a neighborhood watch in the Mechaniks area of the Rashid District Aug. 19.
That morning, Soldiers from Troop A, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment “Raiders,” 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st
Infantry Division, received a tip that the suspected Al Qaeda members were being held for allegedly terrorizing local residents.
“Tomahawks,” from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, attached the 4th IBCT, investigated the site before the Raiders came and took the suspects into custody.
Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have been encouraging neighborhoods to form watch programs to help provide a safe, secure area to help spur economic and infrastructure growth.
All detainees were transferred to a Coalition detention facility for further questioning.
Another good example of the Iraqi people reclaiming their neighborhoods!
Explosives Uncovered in Two Khadra Raids
By 1st Lt. Andrew Coody
1-64 Armor Regt.
BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers conducted two raids at a pair of abandoned homes containing improvised explosive device-making materials in the western Khadra neighborhood Aug. 21.
A tip from residents led Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment and policemen from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 2nd Iraqi National Police Division to the first cache site.
The first house contained 60 pounds of fertilizer and 200 feet of detonation cord. As the Soldiers continued searching the area, a second abandoned cache site was discovered. This abandoned home contained 50 pounds of homemade explosive materials and three gallons of nitric acid.
No suspects were detained during the raids.
Again thanks to the tips from the local people!