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Iraqi kids lead U.S. Soldiers to weapons cache

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A group of Iraqi children led Task Force Baghdad Soldiers directly to a weapons cache in southeast Baghdad May 13.

The Iraqi children showed the Soldiers where three rocket propelled grenades and 10 fuses were hidden. An explosives ordnance disposal team was called to the site and safely detonated the munitions.

“The majority of Iraqis do not support the insurgency,” said Lt. Col. Clifford Kent, a Task Force Baghdad spokesperson. “Most Iraqis want to give the new Iraqi government a chance to work and that’s why they’re turning in these terrorists and their weapons.”

In combat operations conducted May 14, Iraqi Army Soldiers captured seven terror suspects in east Baghdad. The Iraqi Soldiers seized a computer, small arms, a protective mask and cell phone parts that could be used to remotely detonate bombs. All seven suspects were taken into custody for questioning.

In south Baghdad, U.S. Soldiers conducted a series of early morning raids Baghdad and captured three specifically targeted terror suspects. The suspects are believed to have planned and carried out a number of terrorist attacks in the area. The Soldiers also found several AK-47 assault rifles, pistols and cellular phones during the raid. The three suspects were taken into custody for questioning.

Later in the day, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers working in southeast Baghdad found another weapons cache containing seven artillery shells and a rocket propelled grenade.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT: TaskForceBaghdadPAO@id3.army.mil.


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