Tuesday, March 04, 2008

MND-N Soldiers Detain Criminal Leader, Discover Large Cache

MND-N Soldiers Detain Criminal Leader
Discover Large Cache
March 04, 2008
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division detained a cell leader as he attempted to flee from his home March 3. The criminal was responsible for an IED attack on the Soldiers a few weeks prior to being detained.

After patiently waiting, the Soldiers received overwhelming evidence the cell leader was at his home in a village not far from where the IED attack had occurred. The Soldiers also discovered a large cache near the criminal’s home. It contained weapons, ammunition and other equipment.

Following the successful detainment of the suspected criminal, local citizens thanked the Soldiers for their work in the area.

“It was great catching one of the criminal leaders responsible for the attack on my platoon,” said 1st Lt. Dan Keslar “It was equally satisfying when we were thanked by local villagers for detaining this individual. When this happens, you know you are making a difference.”
From press release # 20080304-05 - Multi-National Corps-Iraq - Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory

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