Officers From Both Iraq and Coalition Forces United In Clearing Op
There have been a number of small incursions in the Jisr Diyala Area, which has led to a joint Iraqi and Coalition forces clearing operation. Military Policemen from the Iraqi National Police, 1st National Police Division, 3rd brigade participated in the effort along with members of the Coalition police and military police units.
Members from 3rd Heavy Combat Brigade assisted their Iraqi police counterparts in methodically step by step clearing buildings. As the buildings were being examined, a number of insurgent suspects were arrested.
Two rocket propelled grenades, Five RPG type warheads, 18 magazines of military ammunition, and around 37 AK- 47 rifles were discovered in the operation. Early reports of this clearing effort are positive.
“This planned operation was very successful, and demonstrates the success of the local government in establishing security here in the Jisr Diyal area,” said Captain Chardon Hyde.
The level of criminal activity in the Jisr Diyala region appears to be on the rise. But with the combined efforts of both coalition and Iraqi military police the criminals appear to be getting the message, and many have fled the area.
“By conducting these type of police military joint operations we can gain the upper hand, and continue to deny access to these areas by Al Qaeda and terrorist cells,” said Captain Damond Davis. Captain Davis is support officer for 3-1 Cavalry regiment.