Snooper"s Video Collection

Thursday, March 27, 2008

War News


The "War News" series is comprised of items that the Lame Stream Media cannot make known to the General Public, for the obvious reasons.

101st Airborne


Coalition Forces Continue to Hunt Down Terrorists in Iraq
WASHINGTON - Coalition forces killed seven terrorists and detained 27 suspects today during operations to disrupt al-Qaida networks operating in central and northern Iraq.

In today's operations:

Coalition forces targeted suspected associates of an al-Qaida suicide-bombing network during operations southwest of Kifri. The targeted individuals are believed to be associated with terrorists killed yesterday near Khalis. As the ground force arrived in the area, the soldiers saw four enemy personnel leave the target building. Supporting aircraft engaged their position, killing the four terrorists. When the individuals inside the building did not comply with the forces' instructions to exit the building, the ground force engaged, killing three more terrorists. Coalition forces also detained 11 suspected terrorists during the coordinated operations and destroyed a building in the target area due to its potential use for terrorist activity. [...]
Recruits Graduate From Camp Fiji IP Academy
BAGHDAD, Iraq - When Iraqi leaders and Coalition forces began recruiting men to join the Concerned Local Citizens, their end state goal was for the men to go through the Iraqi Police Academy to join in the mission of securing Baghdad as a legitimate security force.

Men throughout Baghdad stepped up to answer their fellow neighbors call for freedom and security and joined the effort to help protect their fellow men, women and children. [...]
Gates Listens to Fort Campbell Soldiers', Spouses' Concerns
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with a number of soldiers who are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan, and he visited with a group of Army spouses during his first official visit, Feb. 1.

The secretary held closed-door meetings with both groups, where he listened to concerns such as the current length of overseas deployments, medical and child day care, housing allowances and other issues.

Gates told reporters after the meetings that he was prepared to do some "bureaucracy busting" to resolve some of the issues raised by the soldiers and spouses.

The length of overseas deployments, he noted, was a key issue cited by the spouses. [...]
Gates: Baghdad Bombings May Show Insurgents' Desperation
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - The double-suicide bombings in Baghdad on Feb. 1, carried out by two women, may indicate desperation on the part of a beleaguered insurgency, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters.

The insurgents' use of women to launch suicide attacks may be "a manifestation of the success of our military operations," Gates told reporters at Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 1, after meeting with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) soldiers and military spouses.

More than 70 people died and dozens were injured as the result of two suicide bombings carried out by two women in separate areas of the Iraqi capital city, according to news reports.

The actions of terrorists in employing women to conduct such horrendous attacks "is totally against the culture of the Arab world (and) is totally against Islamic faith," Gates said. "We just have to make sure that the people of Iraq and others in the Middle East recognize how horrible these people are in terms of the culture they're trying to attack." [...]
Joint Raids Yield Massive Caches for Iraqi Army, Rakkasans
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Raids in Shubayshen and Qarghuli led Rakkasan Soldiers to the discovery of massive caches Jan. 30.

Acting on a tip from a local Iraqi citizen, the Iraqi Army partnered with Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and found caches including dozens of rockets and rocket-propelled grenade rounds.

After noticing strange behavior from a citizen deemed upstanding in the community, 1st Lt. Keenan Ellison, 3rd Platoon leader, Co. D, 3-187th Inf., approached the man to see what was wrong. Within hours, several individuals were detained and a stockpile of explosives and bomb-making materials were taken off the streets.

The most interesting aspect was the location of one of the caches - a chicken coop. "The ground in the chicken coup wasn't right; the soil was loose, almost like sawdust," Ellison said. "We gently and carefully dug through it with our hands until we hit the jackpot." [...]


Cavalry Troops Conduct MASCAL Exercise to Ensure Readiness: 3 images
Citizens Accept Concrete Barriers for Improved Security: 1 image
Safe Neighborhood Project More Than Concrete: 1 image
Operation NANNO II: 1 image
Al-Qaida Hunt: 8 images
Joint Raids Yield Massive Caches for Iraqi Army, Rakkassans: 3 images


Troops connect children with medical program
NASR WA SALAM (Feb. 3, 2008) - As reconciliation efforts decrease sectarian violence here between Sunnis and Shi'ites, other challenges still exist, such as connecting the Ministry of Health with Iraqi children in need of specialized medical care.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Stryker Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, along with their battalion surgeon, recently took one more step in connecting the Iraqi people with their new government at a public health clinic in the small village of Nasr Wa Salam, west of Baghdad, by introducing the people to one of the government's new programs. [...]
Riverine unit patrols Euphrates
HADITHA DAM, Iraq (Feb. 1, 2008) - You can never step in the same river twice.

The Euphrates River once sluiced through a verdant paradise inhabited by Adam and Eve. Now it flows through an arid desert inhabited by fisherman, and in some cases, insurgents.

"There's still bad guys out there doing bad things," said Cmdr. Glen Leverette, commanding officer of Riverine Squadron 2. "I'm calling the river a seam that the insurgents were exploiting."

The sailors assigned to the squadron, or Riverines, patrol the Euphrates and its islands to deter insurgent activity and to recover buried caches. [...]