Sunday, May 06, 2007

Commandos assist with Iraqi media tour

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

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Coalition forces facilitated an Iraqi media tour Saturday southwest of Baghdad.
Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) facilitated the tour at the Yusufiyah Thermal Power Plant in Yusufiyah, Iraq.
During the tour Iraqi media had a chance to interview officers from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division.
Media from Al-Iraqiya and Al-Hurriya, both Iraqi television stations, talked with the IA officers about the decrease in terrorist attacks in the Yusufiyah area and how the Yusufiyah Thermal Power Plant has the potential to employ and provide power to Iraqi local nationals.
“The tour went extremely well,” said Lt. Col. Frank Andrews, the 2nd BCT executive officer. “It was important for the Iraqi press to come to these areas where security has improved - through the IA and coalition presence - and publicize the opportunities for rebuilding Iraq.”
The media was also given a tour of the YTPP and were able to eat lunch there.
The interviews with the 3-4-6 IA officers will air on the two Iraqi television stations during the week.

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