Sunday, May 06, 2007

Commandos, Baghdad Eagles detain suspected extremists, find caches and IEDs

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) PAO, Multi-National Division – Center PAO

BAGHDAD – Coalition and Iraqi forces detained extremists, found weapons caches and improvised explosive devices south of Baghdad Thursday.
Soldiers of 4th Brigade “Baghdad Eagles,” 6th Iraqi Army Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Commandos,” 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) of Fort Drum, N.Y., detained the suspected extremists and found the caches during routine combat operations.
U.S. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, detained two suspected extremists after discovering a weapons cache in the vicinity of the detainees’ house southwest of Radwaniyah.
In the cache was a bayonet, four bandoleers, two cases of 7.62mm ammunition and 26 AK-47 magazines.
Meanwhile soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 4-6 IA discovered a cache consisting of two Katyusha rockets in Mahmudiyah.
Three improvised explosive devices were discovered; two were found by soldiers of 4-4-6 IA near Yusufiyah. The other IED was found by Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd BCT.
The detainees are being held for further questioning.
The contents of the cache were destroyed during a controlled detonation conducted by the explosive ordnance disposal team.

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