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Release A051201f

Iraqi, U.S. forces patrol streets of south Baghdad

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers kept the pressure on terrorists operating in the al-Rashid district Nov. 27-28 in an effort to set the conditions for the Dec. 15 elections and deny the enemy the opportunity to carry out attacks.

On Nov. 28, elements from 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment conducted a cordon and search in western Rashid detaining three terror suspects.

Iraqi Forces from the 4th Public Order Brigade received small-arms fire in Dora Nov. 27 around 7 p.m. The attackers fled and ran into a mosque, causing the Iraqi Forces to follow them.

The Ministry of Interior approved the mosque entry for the Iraqi Forces at 11 p.m. The Iraqi forces entered and found a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, an RPG round and 190 rounds of machine-gun ammunition. There were no detainees in the incident.

Early in the evening of Nov. 27, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment responded to a coordinated attack involving a roadside bomb and small-arms fire in eastern Rashid. The blast from the improvised explosive device caused minimal damage to the patrol. The Soldiers immediately conducted a counterattack and found an initiation wire leading to a nearby house. The Soldiers detained two terror suspects found in the house.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL.

 



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