U.S. Soldiers Capture Insurgent Suspect
There are a number of different insurgent leaders left in play, but there is one less after the actions of the coalition over the last few weeks. A suspected insurgency leader in the region of New Baghdad security district was captured by coalition soldiers. Soldiers from the 10th mountain division, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 30th infantry worked with their Iraqi security forces to capture a leader of the insurgency and two other criminals. The suspects were highly sought members of the enemy insurgency, and they have worked to supply illegal explosives and IED materials to Sadr City criminals and insurgency Groups.
This was a important step for the coalition, and serves to prove that the insurgency is being slowed and driven from the area. “Capturing members of the insurgency and criminal elements make the streets safer for the civilian and security forces alike,” said Major Joey Sullinger.
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Working to capture the criminals has been a measure that has gained in focus and has became a major issue with the Coalition. Keeping the area safe has meant interrogation and capturing the insurgency and driving the criminal element from the area. It has not been an easy issue but it has been one that has been successful, over the long haul. And now that the area is calm and peace has been restored, the Iraqi Security forces have worked to successfully transition responsibility for the ongoing security to the forces of Iraqi Security.