Soldiers Capture Insurgents, Seize Weapons in Iraq
from Combined Joint Task Force 7 in Iraq have provided details
of recent coalition successes in capturing insurgents and taking
weapons out of circulation.
Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, raided three
locations in Samarra just after midnight Feb. 17 and captured
specifically targeted individuals suspected of attacking coalition
near Balad asked soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry
Regiment, to remove weapons from their home Feb. 17. The soldiers
removed and confiscated an improvised rocket tube, a rocket, three
AK-47 assault rifles, one SKS automatic weapon and assorted electrical
components similar to those used to make improvised explosive
Iraqi police officer stopped a patrol from 2nd Battalion, 8th
Infantry Regiment, in the village of Wajihiyah and told the soldiers
about an ammunition cache.
went to the location and found 30 rounds of 152 mm artillery shells.
In another incident, Iraqi police brought an explosive device
made of four 155 mm artillery rounds to soldiers from the 4th
Military Police Battalion. The police found the device partially
buried at the side of the road near the village of Jabal Makhul.
Company A, 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, were in Bayji Feb.
17 when they saw a pick-up truck drive away at a high speed. The
soldiers were not able to stop the fleeing truck, but went to
the house from which they saw the truck leave. They located and
confiscated two rocket-propelled grenade launchers, two AK-47s,
eight Beretta submachine guns, a recoilless rifle sight and numerous
containers for missiles. The house was littered with military
paraphernalia. One person was detained for questioning.
soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, conducted
two raids Feb. 17 looking for individuals suspected of being involved
in attacks against coalition forces. One person specifically targeted
was among six people they captured. Soldiers confiscated two AK-47s,
three bolt-action rifles, one SKS automatic weapon, a shotgun,
an antiquated machine gun and six AK-47 ammunition magazines.
were seized Feb. 17 after a coalition helicopter crew saw them
attack an Iraqi Civil Defense Corps headquarters near Balad with
automatic weapons and flee to a nearby building. Soldiers also
confiscated an AK-47, an SKS automatic weapon and a .45-caliber
1st Armored Division soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team
captured eight men suspected of participating in the Baath Party
during a raid in the Karradah district at about 2 a.m. Feb. 15.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, detained eight
men suspected of being active in the outlawed party.
during the operation include nine AK-47s, one rocket, a pistol,
two rifles, two RPG rounds, 23 rounds of 125 mm artillery and
assorted small- arms ammunition