New Progress Made In Baghdad Security
The leaders from the Coalition forces near FOB Falcon met with leaders from the surrounding Iraqi villages and broke ground for a new road and major thoroughfare in Baghdad.
Iraqi Leaders each manned an honorary shovel to move a little bit of the Earth to signal the start of a large rebuilding and revitalization effort. The new highway will lead from the Baghdad International Airport to the middle of the city to the East.
The road is named Airport Road, and the new construction effort will serve to build it up and make it wider, allowing for more effective traffic flow.
Members of the 1st BCT, 4th Infantry were on hand, and worked to celebrate the occasion with their Iraqi counterparts.
Colonel Ted Martin is the commander of 1st BCT, 4th Infantry division, and he was impressed with the overall cooperation that led to the groundbreaking ceremony.
“It was a big day for all of Iraq, and it is with a lot of pride that I am here to stand alongside my brothers from Iraq as we start this important project. Said Colonel Martin.
People will be able to fly into the Baghdad Airport and then drive down the new improved Airport Road, and it will be a smooth trip that allows tourists to view all that Iraq has to offer.
Over the last several months the security of the Baghdad region has continued to change for the better, and there are several criminal cells that have simply packed up and left the area.