Monday, March 12, 2007

Civil affairs team, ‘Allons’ battalion aid wounded pilgrim

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

MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi police brought an injured woman traveling to the holy sites during Arbaeen to a civil affairs team inspecting a hospital here Mar. 7.
The Soldiers, of the 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, were checking up on the facilities at the Mahmudiyah Hospital when a patrol of Iraqi police brought a local woman with a gunshot wound to the chest in for treatment.
The woman said she had been shot by a sniper who was apparently targeting people walking south in the village of Dora.
The hospital did not have the capability to treat the woman, and the civil affairs team contacted the 2nd “Allons” Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based at the nearby Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah.
Soldiers from 2-15th requested air medical evacuation for the woman, who was taken to the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. She is currently undergoing treatment for her wound.
Many roads in the 2nd BCT’s area of operation are filled with pilgrims traveling south to the shrines at Karbala for the Shia Muslim commemoration of Arbaeen - the martyrdom of Husayn bin Ali.

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