Coalition Armor Cavalry Works With Iraqi Troops Near Mosul
There are new joint efforts to work at creating Combat outposts between U.S. Army forces and local Iraqi National Army and Police units. One such outpost that was constructed recently is in Mosul, in one of the more dangerous neighborhoods. Combat Outpost Killer promises a new day in the joint work of U.S. Security forces and Iraqi National security efforts.
Once it is done, the new Outpost it will house both U.S. Coalition forces along with Iraqi troops, and will add security to an area that unfortunately still is seeing insurgent activity in higher levels than elsewhere.
“The word is Security, and until now this particular section of town has received little or no security coverage,” stated Captain Peter Norris. Captain Norris is the Command Officer for Combat Post Killer, and Commander for Killer Troop. “We are excited about the chance to increase the Coalition Forces here,” said Captain Norris.
Amidst different piles of rubble, concrete, busted lines that used to contain water, and rows of vehicles slowly rusting away, the new Combat Post Killer will be a welcome sight. The ongoing efforts of Coalition Forces to move to smaller force presence seems to be helping turn the tide against the insurgents.
Rather than remaining in larger numbers on a Forward Operating base, smaller platoons are joining with Iraqi Units to form smaller; more efficient community based Combat outposts.
Coalition forces in such platoons live and work with Iraqi Soldiers, moving the effective presence of security forces right out into the community. This helps speed response time to incidents or attacks, as well as dissuades a lot of insurgent activity. It is hard for the insurgents to work among the people when coalition troops are camped among the community in these smaller Combat outposts.