Thursday, January 12, 2006

Smithereen Commandoes Experience Premature Evisceration

From a CENTCOM press release:
TIKRIT, Iraq – Two terrorist bombers and two gunmen were killed during a series of unrelated incidents throughout northern Iraq Jan. 9.

Two terrorists were killed in Samarra early in the evening Jan. 9 when an IED they were attempting to emplace detonated prematurely.

In a separate incident near Samarra, Soldiers killed one man and captured another during a brief engagement after the gunmen fired at their patrol.

Accurate return fire from the patrol killed one and forced the other to run away, but the Soldiers chased and quickly apprehended the man.

A lone gunman was also killed the morning of Jan. 9 after shooting at a joint Iraqi and U.S. patrol near Balad. The man began firing at the patrol as it approached the building he was in and the patrol returned fire, killing the gunman. The Soldiers searched the building and seized a variety of IED-making materials.
I'm reprinting these stories on the off chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignore them.