Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Anti-Terrorist Action Roundup

I offer these stories because they don't fit the currently fashionable memes of the mainstream media, and might otherwise go unreported. They are from official US military press releases, easily available to members of the media.
Raids Result in Apprehension of Targeted Terrorist Suspects
On May 2, Iraqi Army Soldiers captured a terrorist specifically targeted for planning and carrying out a number of terror attacks on Haifa Street. The Iraqi Soldiers also found a small weapons cache at one of the sites.

Later that night, acting on a tip from Iraqi sources, Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, arrested five suspected terrorists, including a specifically targeted individual, in the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad.

“The terrorists efforts to intimidate Iraqis are failing,” said Lt. Col. Clifford Kent, a Task Force Baghdad spokesperson. “We know this because more and more Iraqis are joining the police force every day.

Furthermore, private Iraqi citizens are joining the fight by coming forward with information that often leads directly to capturing terrorists and their weapons.”
Yeah, you folks up there at Fort Drum, those are your compadres at work. Be proud.
Terrorists and Weapons Cache Seized
May 2: Iraqi intervention forces detained three notorious members of the Ansa Al Sunna terrorist group in east Baghdad in an operation supported by 1st Battalion 64th Armor Regiment. The three men are known to plot terrorist actions against Iraqi civilians.

“Based on the outstanding work of the young Soldiers who work in the intelligence shop of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team we were able to get these terrorists off the street,” said Capt. James Osborne, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.
Estonia Makes Itself Heard
May 2: An Estonian Army platoon operating in west Baghdad detained nine suspects and located a large weapons cache in a grove of palm trees near a military supply route.

Estonian Soldiers detained nine suspects during their search and confiscated 37 hand grenades, three rocket propelled grenade launchers and 12 RPG rounds.
There are only 55 Estonian troops serving in Iraq.