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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


Al-Qaida Leader's Diary Reveals Organization's Decline
WASHINGTON - U.S. troops found a diary belonging to an al-Qaida in Iraq leader that has coalition forces believing the terrorist organization is "on its heels," a senior military official in Baghdad said this morning.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team on Nov. 3, 2007, captured a diary belonging to Abu Tariq, an al-Qaeda emir in control of five battalions within two sectors, U.S. Air Force Col. Donald J. Bacon, a Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman, told online journalists and "bloggers" during a conference call.

The soldiers found the diary during a patrol conducted about 15 kilometers south of Balad. Bacon said the 16-page diary contains records about man power, operations, weapons and finances, and it shows that al-Qaeda is hurting badly in the belts of Baghdad.

"There were 600 al-Qaida members in this sector, now there (are) 20 or less," said Bacon.

In the diary, Tariq describes each battalion's number decline and goes on to describe the 4th battalion as "scoundrels, sectarians and non-believers." Tariq attributes his terrorist organization's decline in large part to groups of concerned local citizens, who are also known as the Sons of Iraq. [...]
Iraqi Army, Rakkasans Organize Veterinary Visit in Yusufiyah
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Rakkasans worked with Iraqi army troops to conduct a veterinary operation in Yusufiyah, Feb. 5.

Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their IA counterparts arranged a veterinarian visit at a local sheik's house.

Mohel Abdella Mohammed, a local female veterinarian, treated more than 120 cows and sheep with the Soldiers' help. Mohel vaccinated the animals for Clostridium chauvoei, commonly known as Blackleg, a fatal bacterial infection common in cows and sheep. [...]
Soldiers Seize 2 Caches, Detain Suspected Terrorist
BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers uncovered two large caches and detained a suspected terrorist in Ghazaliyah Feb. 6.

While patrolling the area, Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, came upon the first cache which included 56 60mm mortar rounds, 43 82 mm mortar rounds and 19 120 mm mortar rounds. The Soldiers apprehended a suspected terrorist in connection with the cache find.

The Soldiers called Explosive Ordnance Detachment personnel to destroy the cache.

Additionally, the Soldiers discovered a second cache, consisting of two 105 mm artillery rounds, a 120 mm artillery round, eight 121 mm mortar rounds, four 81 mm mortar rounds, 71 60 mm mortar rounds and 66 rocket-propelled grenade propellants.

This action is part of Multi-National Division - Baghdad offensive operations in support of Operation Phantom Phoenix. [END]


CLC Checkpoint Attacked by Suicide Bomber: 33 Images


Servicemembers spend special time with orphans
DJIBOUTI, Horn of Africa (Feb. 5, 2008) - Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa is one of the forces supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, but the difference between the Airmen assigned to embedded training teams to teach Afghans how to defend their land is much more diverse than the Airmen supporting the mission in the eastern region of Africa. [...]
Afghan doctors, Coalition troops assist villagers
FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 6, 2008) - Afghan national army medics, pharmacists and nutritionists from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, assisted by coalition forces, provide free medical care to more than 400 villagers a week at a clinic near a combined military outpost in Farah province.

"We heard good things about this clinic and the ANA medics here," said Rosia Hakimi, a local woman who came to the clinic to receive treatment for digestive problems. [...]
Coalition forces capture Special Groups leader, detain four total suspects
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 7, 2008) - Coalition forces captured a suspected Special Groups leader and detained three other suspects late Thursday during operations to disrupt criminal networks in the Mashru area, south of Baghdad.

The targeted individual was reportedly a deputy for Special Groups criminal elements in Wasit Province. Reports also indicate he was an associate of several senior-level criminal element leaders involved in attacks on Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition forces.

Intelligence led ground forces to the target area where they captured the wanted individual and the three other suspected criminals without incident.

"Coalition forces will continue to apply pressure on the criminal networks that are not honoring al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr's ceasefire pledge," said Lt. Michael Street, MNF-I spokesman. "Those who honor his pledge are contributing to a safer Iraq." [END]