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Iraqi, Coalition Forces Discover Multiple Bombs in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2009 – Iraqi and coalition forces discovered several explosive devices throughout Baghdad yesterday.

In the Saydiyah neighborhood of Baghdad’s Rashid district, Iraqi soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, partnered with U.S. soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, discovered a homemade bomb.

The patrol safely transported the device to a joint security station for an Iraqi explosives team to handle.

In other operations in Baghdad yesterday:

-- Based on a tip from an Iraqi citizen, Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 54th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and soldiers from Battery B, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, attached to the U.S. 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division discovered a car bomb in Baghdad’s Yarmouk neighborhood. An Iraqi explosives team responded to the site and dismantled the device.

-- In Baghdad’s Mansour district, soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 54th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, working with U.S. soldiers from 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, discovered a homemade bomb based on a tip. An Iraqi explosive ordinance disposal team responded to the site and dismantled the device.

In Feb. 6, operations in Baghdad:

-- In the Saha neighborhood of Badhad’s Rashid district, Iraqi police with 1st Battalion, 3rd Abu Rishad National Police Brigade, attached to 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, supported by U.S. soldiers from the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, found a bomb consisting of a fire extinguisher containing homemade explosives. An explosive ordnance disposal team safely destroyed the homemade device.

-- The Iraqi Army's 3rd Battalion, 53rd Brigade, 14th Division, supported by U.S. soldiers of Company B, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted a cache clearing mission northwest of Baghdad, during Operation Hammer Valkryie. A coalition explosives team reported 107 mm high explosive rockets, 122 mm high explosive projectiles, empty 122mm projectiles, a 125 mm projectile, 125 mm high explosive projectiles, and a 130 mm projectile. The munitions were destroyed in a controlled detonation.

(From Multinational Division Baghdad news releases.)

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