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Release A050528a

Task Force Baghdad continues to rid streets of terror

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq – Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found roadside bombs, captured terrorists and confiscated weapons in various activities across Multi-National Division Baghdad's area of operations May 27.

While conducting a patrol north of Baghdad , a unit received a tip from an Iraqi who directed the Soldiers to a plastic bag on top of a barrier which contained a 130-millimeter round. The informant also knew who placed it and where he lives.

In Khadra, in the northwest section of Baghdad , a patrol witnessed three terrorists shooting at a military police patrol. Soldiers then detained the terrorists and brought them in for questioning.

Also in Khadra just a few minutes later, another Task Force Baghdad unit stopped a suspicious vehicle. Soldiers found several AK-47s inside.

On six occasions, possible IEDs were located before they detonated.

In Jaza'ir, a central part of Baghdad , a cement block with wires running out of it turned out to be a 125-millimeter mortar round located on the side of the road.

A recent IED crater that was filled in was found to contain another roadside bomb.

Soldiers also cleared roadside bombs from sections of the highway. Two cylinders with wires attached were buried in the median.

On the same highway, two 125-millimeter rounds with a radio attached were also found in the median.

In the early-morning hours, Soldiers found and detonated two 120-millimeter rounds with wires on a road south of Baghdad .

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



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