The Iraqi Soldier
Alert readers will recall last week's post The Iraqi Tiger, which was based on Congressman Joe Wilson's (R-SC) "Iraq: The Economic Track" press release. Today, Congressman Wilson has released "Iraq: The Security Track", which highlights much of the terrorist arse-kicking and name-taking being carried out by native security forces in the country, as reported by the American Forces Press Service.
Congressman Wilson today on the House floor:
With every terrorist they detain and each weapon they discover, Iraqi troops and American soldiers save lives and improve our security. The events over the past several days are commendable, but they are not unique. By facing the terrorists overseas, we are confronting mass murderers before they strike American families again at home.
Some highlights (of the highlights) are below. Dozens of insurgents and terrorist suspects and a supply of weaponry that would make John Matrix blush were swept up by Iraqi forces in just two days earlier this week.
Excerpting and emphasis are mine:
Monday, April 3, 2006:
Iraqi soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, and coalition troops detained five suspects and discovered a weapons cache while patrolling near Khalidiyah. The five military-aged males were arrested for suspected insurgent activities...
Iraqi soldiers from 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, discovered and cleared a cache found during a raid in southeastern Ramadi. The cache contained seven assorted mortar rounds, several hand-held radios, some artillery detonators, and one sniper scope.
Sunday, April 2, 2006
Two suspected insurgents were captured during a synchronized joint raid led by Iraqi army troops...
Iraqi soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division, and coalition troops detained four suspects in Khalidiyah. Troops detained the military-aged males for suspected insurgent activities during the course of conducting security patrols in the area.
Iraqi soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division, and coalition troops detained three suspects and found a weapons cache near Karabilah. Troops caught and arrested two individuals suspected of insurgent activities and detained one person who was on a suspect list. The cache was found during a cordon operation northeast of Karabilah and contained materials to make suicide vests.
Iraqi soldiers from the 7th Iraqi Army Division and coalition troops detained eight people near Ramadi...
Soldiers from the 4th and 6th Iraqi Army Divisions caught and detained a suspected triggerman after a roadside bomb attack in Fallujah.
In Saqlawiyah Iraqi troops detained a man listed on a suspect roster for questioning.
Iraqi soldiers from the 7th Iraqi Army Division and coalition troops found and seized a weapons cache near Hit. The cache contained 20 pounds of crushed illumination candle mixture, 11 hand grenades, 28 rocket-propelled-grenade launch motors, eight RPGs, 2 RPG launchers, five sticks of plastic explosive, 31 quarter blocks of TNT, 48 68 mm mortar rounds, and six AK-47 rifles among a wide variety of ordnance components and bomb-making materials.
Previously: The Iraqi Tiger
[Thanks for the link from consummate Congressional blogger Jack Kingston.]
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