30th Infantry Works With Local Government To Restore Facilities
The soldiers and troops of the Coalition are able to turn their attention toward rebuilding, and in the Iraqi City area they have been able to repair and work on several different facilities. There are several schools in the Arab Jabour area that have been repaired, and several different water pumps and health clinics have also been repaired. In particular, the Al- Alemia School, the Islah School, and the Alula school have all been able to undergo positive repairs.
The latest repairs have been to the Al – Alemia School located in the Bayija village. The school was torn up extensively because it has been used as a base for Al Qaeda in Iraq which caused a lot of destruction. “The walls and classrooms were pretty much destroyed, the filtration system, and the generators were all demolished,” said Captain James Anthony.
The School also suffered from the fact that most of the Al Qaeda leadership lived close in around the school, which led to an entrenchment situation. After a long hard series of battles, the Al Qaeda leadership was routed and either arrested or destroyed, but they were crafty and left many types of IED devices and explosive traps for the Coalition. After these devices were disarmed, the actual reconstruction could begin.
The entire school was rebuilt from the ground up, and the pumps, water filtration and generators were also restored.