Thursday, January 18, 2007

Joint Operation detains 90, finds weapons

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

AL RASHID, Iraq — A joint combat operation here detained 90 suspects and seized weapons Jan. 9.
Soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraq Army Division and the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) detained 90 suspected terrorists and seized weapons during the joint combat operation just northwest of Al Rashid.
During the two-day operation, dubbed Operation Eagle Talent, two fire fights broke out, but U.S. and Iraqi troops worked together to suppress the sporadic gunfire and continued the mission.
Of the 90 suspected terrorists detained, 17 were wanted.
The weapons confiscated during the operation include 17 AK-47s, one automatic rifle, a rocket-propelled grenade scope, one bolt action rifle, one shotgun, one 9mm pistol, 20 blue barrels that are commonly used to bury weapons and a bandoleer with miscellaneous weapons parts.
The detainees are being held for further questioning. No Soldiers or detainees were injured during the operation.

1 comment:

Nelson said...

In your blog post "What a Way to Spend Christmas Day" you mentioned a soldier by the name of Jonathan Cadavero. There was a good friend of mine named Jonathan Cadevero who went to college with me. I'm wondering if this him. My friend graduated from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD and is from NY. I was recently told that he passed away. Can you confirm this and possibly tell me how he died. Thank you
Nelson E. Davy