Saturday, December 24, 2005

U.S. GIs Hunt for Suspected Iraq Bomber

"MUSALKAH, Iraq (AP) - The Americans came in the pre-dawn darkness, looking for a long-faced Iraqi with fair skin they believe was behind a pair of roadside bombings that killed five fellow soldiers last month.

Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division raided this small, dusty village on the rocky banks of the Tigris River just minutes before the morning call to prayer on Friday. They carried an old, grainy photo of the suspect.

But he was nowhere to be found. Villages said he hadn't been there in months.

It was a frustrating moment for soldiers in the division's 3rd Brigade, known as the "Rakkasans," who are intent on finding the insurgents responsible for killing their five comrades in the Nov. 19 bombings."
MyWay
This is new, this story is more like a blog entry than a news story. I wonder what's up?

2 Comments:

Blogger Glenmore said...

http://www.centcom.mil/CENTCOMNews/News_Release.asp?NewsRelease=20051273.txt
AIR ASSAULT OPERATION NETS SUSPECTS, WEAPONS CACHE

TIKRIT, Iraq -- An air assault mission conducted by 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, resulted in the capture of several suspected terrorists and the seizure of a large cache of ammunition in Muslakhah, Iraq, Dec. 23.

Elements from Company C, 1-187, landed in Muslakhah aboard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and began searching the village for individuals listed as being involved with terrorist activities in the area. Within one hour of touching down, they identified and detained two individuals on the list of suspects.

By the day’s end, the unit had apprehended six individuals.

3:05 AM  
Blogger madtom said...

Thanks Glenmore

Welcome to the blog!
That would appear to be the news release for this story. even though there are slight differences. I wonder which is based on which?

12:12 PM  

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