Iraqi tip leads U.S. Soldiers to
BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi teenager's tip helped Task Force Baghdad
Soldiers discover an anti-Iraqi forces safe house and take a terrorist
into custody April 16.
The Soldiers searched the west Baghdad house the local Iraqi tipster
reported and found two sets of U.S. Desert Camouflage Uniforms, one
rocket propelled grenade sight and terrorist propaganda. The unit also
detained and questioned a suspect at the site.
"It has taken six months to develop a rapport with the people in our
area. However, this is just an example of how people are starting to
feel safe and secure enough to provide us with information that led
1st Platoon in capturing a suspected anti-Iraqi Force member," said
Capt. Aaron Duplechin, commander, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 156th
Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Team.
The suspect was later taken to an internment facility for further
"All residents who have information about terrorist activity in their
neighborhoods are encouraged to help Iraqi Security Forces rid the
streets of crime by calling or e-mailing the TIPS hotline, " said Lt.
Col. Clifford Kent, a Task Force Baghdad spokesperson.
In another operation, U.S. Soldiers on patrol located an anti-Iraqi
forces observation point on a rooftop in the Abu Ghraib market area.
The Soldiers searched the site and found two improvised explosive
Later in the day, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers at a checkpoint observed
a hand grenade explosion. When the unit went to investigate they found
a local national who tried to run away when the Soldiers approached.
The Soldiers apprehended the suspect and the man became violent. The
man tested positive for explosives residue and was taken to an
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