Thursday, September 22, 2005

16 Terrorists Captured in Baghdad; Carbomb Attacks Thwarted

From a CENTCOM press release:
Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces captured 16 terror suspects during a series of raids carried out against suspected terrorist safe houses throughout the capital city. In addition to detaining the suspects, the Soldiers seized two missiles, bomb-making materials, six AK-47 assault rifles, one machine gun and ammunition.
Iraqi Army and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers discovered five large weapons caches hidden in and around Baghdad over during combined and independent operations Sept. 19-21.
Coalition Forces working in northwest Baghdad foiled a car bomb attack at 4 p.m. Sept. 21. As the unit was traveling on a major highway, a car tried to enter the convoy and ram one of the U.S. vehicles. The vehicle swerved to avoid being struck and the Soldiers fired at the car, setting off the bombs inside.

The driver of the car managed to jump out and tried to run away, but the Soldiers captured him and brought him into custody for questioning.
In another incident on Sept. 19, an Iraqi citizen told a combined patrol of Iraqi Police and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers about a car bomb he had seen being prepared in the Rusafa district of east Baghdad. When the patrol investigated, they found a car rigged with eight mortar rounds wired to a radio-controlled detonator. An Iraqi explosives team safely disarmed the explosives.
I'm reprinting these stories on the off chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignore them.