Wednesday, June 3, 2009

OIF Update, June 3, 2009: Troops Nab 7 During Baghdad Ops

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

BAGHDAD, June 3, 2009 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces soldiers arrested seven criminals in three different operations in northwest Baghdad and Abu Ghraib May 30 – June 1.

At approximately 11 p.m., May 30, soldiers serving with the 2nd Stryker Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division—Baghdad, arrested four individuals while conducting combined patrol operations with Iraqi Security Forces in the Abu Ghraib district west of Baghdad.

During the patrol, the soldiers observed two suspicious males and as the convoy approached their position, the individuals fled to a house.

The soldiers followed the individuals to the house and arrested the males and two females who were with them. Three of the individuals tested positive for handling bomb-making material.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. May 31, soldiers serving with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd HBCT, 1st Inf. Div., MND-B and Iraqi police serving with the Sayafinah National Police with a warrant arrested a wanted criminal in the Ghazaliya neighborhood of northwest Baghdad.

The individual is believed to be responsible for an explosively formed projectile attack on Coalition forces.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., U.S. soldiers working with Iraqi soldiers serving with the 4th Battalion, 22nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Iraqi Police officers serving with the Safaya National Police with warrants, arrested two wanted individuals in Ghazaliya.

The soldiers and police officers found 29 AK-47 assault rifles and one SKS assault rifle in the individuals’ possession and confiscated the weapons.

The arrested individuals were moved to secure locations for further questioning.

(From a Multinational Corps - Iraq news releases.)

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