Friday, January 28, 2005

GIs Foil Iraq Kidnapping

U.S. Central Command, for instance, announced yesterday:
"Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd 'Commando' Brigade Combat Team prevented an apparent kidnapping of eight Iraqis Jan. 26 in western Baghdad.

"During a patrol in Baghdad’s Khadamiyah district, the Soldiers noticed a suspicious vehicle about 8:30 p.m. They stopped the vehicle and found three Iraqis bound and gagged.

"They detained five suspects in possession of four pistols, an AK-47 assault rifle and a sub-machine gun outfitted with a silencer. The kidnap victims included a sheik and an administrator from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil."

Nod to for pointing this story out!