Monday, July 02, 2007

Golden Dragons kill insurgent, seize weapons near mosque

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

PATROL BASE DRAGON, Iraq – Coalition forces killed an insurgent, detained a suspected terrorist and seized weapons near a mosque June 13.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment “Golden Dragons,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y., noticed four men wearing ski masks armed with AK-47s setting up an illegal checkpoint neat the Feotah Mosque just 20 miles southwest of Baghdad through an unmanned aerial vehicle.
The insurgents were conducting the operations from a nearby house.
Soldiers from the Golden Dragon’s quick reaction force conducted a hasty air assault to search the house.
While the QRF was air assaulting the unmanned aerial vehicle spotted the truck leave the house and park near the mosque.
Attack aviation was dispatched to the site and immediately shot the truck.
An insurgent was killed and others were spotted running into a canal away from Coalition forces.
An Iraqi man was detained and is being held for further questioning.
Two Ak-47s and a PKC machine gun were recovered from the house.

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