Saddam – Iraqi General Surrenders
Jan. 20, 2004
– A former Iraqi general turned himself in to coalition
forces Jan. 19, reported Combined Joint Task Force 7 today.
Muslat Sayer, a former high-ranking Baath Party official and paramilitary
Fedayeen Saddam member, surrendered himself to Task Force All
American, according to a CJTF 7 release. His action was a result
of the task force’s previous operations against former regime
element networks," the release noted.
family and associates had reportedly been involved in recent attacks
on coalition forces. Soldiers found two AK-47 assault rifles,
nine AK-47 magazines and various improvised explosive device-making
materials at his home in the Anbar province.
Over the past
24 hours, another CJTF release reported that the 4th Infantry
Division and Task Force Ironhorse conducted 171 patrols and one
raid, and captured 31 individuals. Six patrols were joint operations
conducted with the Iraqi police, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps
and the Border Guard.
equipment confiscated in raids and patrols throughout the Task
Force Ironhorse area of operation included 70 AK-47s, seven rifles,
one shotgun, one machine gun, five pistols, one rocket propelled
grenade launcher, 11 RPGs, 10 grenades, three land mines, 37 mortar
rounds, three 40 mm rockets, more than 2,300 rounds of 7.62 mm
ammunition and six improvised explosive devices.
82nd Airborne Division soldiers discovered two huge weapons caches
during Jan. 17 operations in western Ramadi, according to a CJTF
7 news release. The discovery yielded four SA-7 missiles, 200
rocket-propelled grenades, 40 RPG launchers, thousands of rounds
of small-caliber ammunition and mortars, more than 200 pounds
of TNT and plastic explosives, and numerous other materials used
in making improvised explosive devises.
Command reported that 4th Infantry Division’s 8th Infantry Regiment
troops captured seven suspected insurgents and seized six AK-47
assault rifles and magazines, one bayonet, one shotgun and one
bolt-action rifle during a Jan. 17 mission conducted north of
On the same
day, the division’s 10th Cavalry Regiment soldiers found and confiscated
146 57 mm rockets near Kanan, CENTCOM reported. The rockets are
slated for destruction.