Iraq Soldiers Continue To Team With Coalition Troops
The success of the joint operations consisting of members of the coalition working in tandem with the Iraqi Security forces have worked well, and it has started to become an issue that is nearly taken for granted.
The recent foiling of a kidnapping attempt to the north of Baghdad is just another example of the success in cooperation between the Iraqi Security forces and the coalition. Four different terror suspects were trying to pass through a checkpoint with 2 bound passengers in the rear of the vehicle.
The men were held and arrested, and the two hostages were freed. This is the 3rd attempted kidnapping that has been foiled in the last six months at checkpoints, the kidnappers are caught by the efforts of the joint Iraqi and Coalition soldiers at the checkpoints.
The Iraqi Police recently found 13 mortar rounds that had protruding wires and which led to an Iraqi Bomb squad swarming down and taking charge of the weapons. They were found partly buried in the roadway, near a elementary school in Baghdad.
Development and reconstruction are two areas that continue to occupy the coalition, but their assistance and joint cooperation with the members of the Iraqi Security Forces is still making a difference.
Nearly every day a small or medium size weapons cache is discovered or turned over to authorities due to a citizen originated tip.