Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Cavalry To The Rescue

The 11th Armored Cavalry, to be exact. In what sounds like a scene from a movie, US Soldiers foiled a kidnapping attempt after a car chase and gunbattle.

From a CENTCOM press release:
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- After a car chase and gunfight, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers rescued a kidnap victim and killed one of the abductors around noon Oct. 11.

Acting on a tip about the kidnapping of a middle-age Iraqi man, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment planned a hasty attack in order to kill or capture the kidnappers. Within minutes, they identified the kidnappers’ vehicle and began a seven-kilometer chase that ended in west Baghdad.

The U.S. Soldiers were engaged with small-arms fire but managed to safely rescue the kidnap victim. During the exchange of gunfire, the 1/11th ACR Soldiers wounded one assailant, who was taken to the Abu Ghraib Prison Hospital where he later died.

The other kidnapper is currently in the custody of the Iraqi Police.
I'm reprinting this story on the off chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignores it.