Thursday, June 01, 2006

Ten Terrorist Suspects Captured

From a CENTCOM press release:
BAGHDAD – While conducting multiple assaults along Southern Lake Thar Thar May 23, Coalition Forces captured 10 suspected terrorists and destroyed two vehicles and one tent that was used as a terrorist safe house.

The troops also found ammunition and electronic equipment used for making improvised explosive devices at the terrorist camps.
BAGHDAD – Soldiers from Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s Troop A, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a large weapons cache and ammunition aboard a wheat dump truck northwest of Baghdad May 30 at approximately 6 p.m.

Soldiers had stopped the truck May 9 and discovered seven fuses, 15 mortar tips and wire commonly used in roadside bombs.

However, it wasn’t until May 30, while the unit was looking for additional evidence, that they found the weapons hidden under bags of wheat in the bed of the truck.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD , Afghanistan – Coalition forces confiscated a sizeable weapons cache May 26 while conducting a combat patrol in the Spin Boldak District of Kandahar Province.

The patrol discovered 1,000 .50-caliber rounds, more than 100 mortar rounds, 100 RPG rounds and more than 20 fuses. An explosive ordnance disposal team was called to handle the disposition of the weapons.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two men suspected of involvement with improvised explosive devices were captured by Coalition forces May 31 in Sharan District in Paktika Province.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry stopped two suspicious men near an Afghan National Police station and found land mines and timing devices in their possession. The two men were turned over to Afghan Police for questioning.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – A key insurgent leader in Iraq, Sheikh Ahmed Hussein Dabash Samir al- Batawi, aka Ahmed al-Dabash, was captured on May 29, by Iraqi and Coalition Forces in the Ameriya neighborhood in the Mansour district of Baghdad.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Dabash was a major financier and facilitator of terrorism in Iraq, most notably the bomb attack in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on March 2, 2004. Several pre-set explosives were detonated near one of the most important Shiite Shrines in Iraq – the Golden Dome Mosque. Over 140 Iraqis were murdered and hundreds wounded in the attack that occurred during the Shiite observance of Ashoura, a time when thousands of pilgrims gathered in Karbala. It is believed that al-Dabash was also responsible for the attack on the Shiite al-Tawhid Mosque in Baghdad and for facilitating other terror attacks around Baghdad.
I'm reprinting these stories on the off chance that our loyal, unbiased, non-partisan mainstream media completely ignore them.

Also, fighting to see that the Haditha Marines are convicted without the necessity of a trial is placing a tremendous burden on our loyal brothers and sisters in the mainstream media. That's probably why they don't have the resources to report these stories from the War on Terror. Well, that and Brad and Angelina's baby.