Because the mainstream media is invested in propagating only bad news from the War on Terror, here's today's CENTCOM roundup.
TERRORIST CACHES SEIZED IN RAID
TERRORIST CACHES SEIZED IN RAID
11/21/2006ISF TARGETS KIDNAPPING AND MURDER CELL, CAPTURES 7
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces conducted an operation against terrorist activities in the vicinity of al-Habbaniyah Tuesday.
Intelligence reports indicated two targeted buildings were being used for terrorist activity. Coalition Forces discovered a weapons cache consisting of rocket-propelled grenades, multiple explosives and small arms in the first targeted building.
After breaching the second targeted building and discovering another weapons cache, Coalition Forces realized the building was a mosque. There were no external markings on the building to indicate it was a mosque.
Both the weapons cache from the mosque and the weapons cache from the first building were destroyed.
11/21/2006IA, CF DETAIN 4 INSURGENTS, FIND CACHE, RESCUE 2 HOSTAGES
BAGHDAD – Special Iraqi Army Forces, with coalition advisers, detained an illegal armed group kidnapping and murder cell leader during a raid Nov. 21 in Sadr City, Baghdad. The raid was launched to target this individual and to obtain information on the whereabouts of a kidnapped U.S. Soldier.
The person detained is reported to have first-hand knowledge of the control and movement of Spec. Ahmed Al Taie, the Soldier who was abducted Oct. 23.
Six additional suspected cell members were detained.
During the operation, Iraqi forces received small-arms and rocket propelled grenade fire from enemy fighters. Supporting coalition aircraft received enemy ground fire; coalition aircraft neutralized the threat with precision fires at identified enemy targets.
There were no reports of Iraqi Forces or Coalition Forces casualties. Civilian and enemy casualties could not be determined.
11/21/2006THREE TERRORISTS KILLED, FOUR DETAINED
TIKRIT, Iraq – Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division and Task Force Lightning Soldiers from 6-9 Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, apprehended four suspected insurgents, recovered two kidnapped victims and seized a sizeable weapons cache Nov. 19 during an operation north of Muqdadiyah.
Iraqi and coalition forces discovered the individuals, along with a cache, while conducting an intelligence driven operation on a suspected insurgent safe haven that is responsible for launching attacks on the Iraqi government and civilian population.
The cache consisted of 15 various projectiles including three 155-mm artillery shells, two anti-tank mines, three grenades, 15 pounds of explosives material, and other IED making materials with anti-Iraqi propaganda.
Task Force Lightning forces also discovered and disarmed seven IEDs near the sight.
The two rescued victims were not identified and were taken to the Joint Coordination Center, placed in the mayor’s care and taken to the Muqdadiya Hospital for medical treatment.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces killed three terrorists and detained four suspected terrorists during a raid in Baghdad Tuesday.
Upon approaching the objective, ground forces received small arms fire. Coalition Forces returned fire killing three terrorists.
Coalition Forces continued their mission and approached the first targeted building. As they breached the building using a small explosives charge, some linen inside the room caught fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.
During the search of the second targeted building, Coalition Forces detained four suspected terrorists and found four machine guns, ammunition and ammo cartridges.