Weapons Caches Found And Coalition Support Yielded
In one of the recent raids that were planned and implemented by the Iraqi Security Forces the soldiers swarmed to the Nazer Canal Area. There was a tip from a citizen that a insurgent safe house had been reactivated, and the members of the Iraqi Security Forces contacted the coalition for support in their early morning raid.
Using transportation provided by the Coalition, Soldiers from the Iraqi Army swarmed the location, with members of the coalition troops accompanying them and providing security and support for the mission.
The operation was an unqualified success, with nearly 140 rifles, various ammunition, and other weapons and explosives found. Most of the recent explosive and weapons caches that have been found in recent weeks have been small ones, so this was a excellent find and an unusual one in that it was larger than normal.
Members of the Coalition that accompanied the raid were very pleased, it is another example of the quality of the training and maturity of the Iraqi Security Forces.
Slowly, over time they have proven their ability to maintain and effect security operations in the region. Taking over from the coalition the Iraqi Security forces have expanded outward in the Ramadi area, taking back areas that were once thick with insurgents.
In addition to rifles, ammunition and explosives, a number of mortar tubes and mortar rounds were also turned in to the Iraqi Security Forces.