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Iraqi Forces Deliver Food to Ramadi, Detain Terrorists

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2006 – Iraqi forces, with coalition forces in support, delivered emergency food supplies to a mosque in Ramadi Nov. 4, military officials in Iraq reported.

Iraqi policemen and Iraqi soldiers delivered more than 6,000 pounds of food supplies to the Al Bohemla mosque Nov. 4 to help relieve a food shortage in the central portion of Ramadi.

Local residents approached Iraqi army soldiers during patrols to express their concern about the food shortage.

“Being the sons of Ramadi,” Maj. Kathem from the Iraqi police said, “we must help the people of Ramadi.”

Marines with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provided external security while soldiers with the 2-1-7 Iraqi Army and policemen from the western Ramadi police station unloaded rice, flour, beans and cooking oil for the people of the area to a local Imam. The Iraqi government provided the food supplies.

In another operation, soldiers detained four suspected terrorists and wounded another in eastern Baghdad Nov. 3.

At about 12:30 a.m., Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, identified a terrorist placing an improvised explosive device along the side of a road in New Baghdad, a neighborhood in eastern Baghdad.

After positively identifying the terrorist actions, the soldiers fired on and wounded the individual emplacing the roadside bomb.

The 4th BCT soldiers later detained four terrorists who were placing IEDs in the same area of New Baghdad. The four terrorists were caught carrying a submachine gun, a grenade and various bomb-making materials. The suspects were detained for further questioning, and an explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed the munitions.

(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq news releases.)

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