This story, about Iraqi soldiers and concerned Iraqi civilians working together against terrorists is one that is becoming more and more prevalent throughout Iraq. Iraqi soldiers’ training is working and along with the civilian population anger, not fear rule the day against al Qaeda.
Leftist politicians in the USA insist that there is no military solution - what they haven’t figured on is the Iraqi population’s desire to live in peace, allow their children to be educated and to be able to play soccer without the fear of an IED killing their children. Perhaps too….pride in their country and hope that freedom will prevail, are reigning supreme. The success of the Surge has many benefits!
Iraqi soldiers and concerned local citizens in Hawr Rajab, repelled an attack by about 15 members of al Qaeda in Iraq, killing two terrorists and wounding an unreported number. Al Qaeda began the attack with small-arms fire and mortars early in the morning, targeting an Iraqi army checkpoint. Small-arms fire continued throughout the morning. Coalition forces supporting the Iraqi army called in helicopter support from 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade. The attack helicopter crews killed two al Qaeda members and wounded two others. Then deployed a U.S. Air Force F-16 dropped a 500-pound bomb on a van that was transporting weapons, destroying it and all of its contents. Though they suffered casualties during the defense of their checkpoints, the Iraqi army and the concerned citizens group stood their ground, officials said. The attackers broke off after being unable to overrun the checkpoints.
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