Skip to comments.Iraqi Army, U.S. forces arrest former Saddam general
Posted on 05/29/2005 6:16:45 PM PDT by mdittmar
Iraqi Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division teamed up with Task Force Baghdad Soldiers to take down a former general from the old regime in a middle of the night raid carried out in west Baghdad May 29.
The man captured was part of Saddam Husseins intelligence network and was also involved with the Fedayeen, a criminal secret police organization of the old regime.
He now leads the military wings of several terror cells operating in the west Baghdad neighborhood of Ghazaliyah. The terrorist groups concentrate their attacks on U.S. troops using bombs, mortars and rocket propelled grenades. Another specifically targeted individual was also seized in the same operation. Both men were taken into custody for questioning.
At about the same time, two Iraqi Army platoons conducted another joint operation with Task Force Baghdad Soldiers in a different area of Ghazaliyah. The Soldiers arrested three more suspects and seized four hand grenades in two raids.
The Iraqi Forces are clearly in the fight, said Lt. Col. Clifford Kent, a Task Force Baghdad spokesperson. Theyre taking the lead in going after these terrorists.
In other combat operations early May 29, a Task Force Baghdad patrol working in central Baghdad was fired upon by a terrorist. The Soldiers immediately returned fire and killed the attacker. When the Soldiers searched the house the terrorist had fired from they found evidence of explosives.
By Task Force Baghdad PAO
This is gonna be a big moral booster for the Iraqi Armed Forces. A lot of military analysts say that because the operation was done mostly by Iraqi troops, it'll lead to more openness in tips on insurgent (MSM word, of course) activity and what-not.
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I'm happy to see the Iraqis taking the lead.
Don't wait,post it.
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A few slivers under the finger nails and we can find out who's paying this guy and supplying his weapons...A very big catch, if we capitalize on it...
good good. former baath party seniores have no place in the future of Iraq. their reign of terror is slowly coming to an end.
Exactly. Another reason why this is significant is because Iraqi troops are in familiar territory. They know the land, the people, the language, psychology of the place.
They can easily interact with the innocent woman and children in the area, and they in turn are also comforted by seeing that man with the big gun they can actually speak to. They are less scared, and that is good for intelligence.
Continued good news from Iraq (and the GWOT) - We really need to find and nail Al Duri now (he is right there with Zarqawi for causing problems within Iraq....if not more so)
Terrorist key suspect captured ping!
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