Monday, July 02, 2007

Stuff You May Not Know

If all you ever see about Iraq is CNN and their TV news cousins you probably have already heard about some soldiers charged with murder, or some "civilians" killed during a raid in Sadr City, but you probably didn't hear about this;

MND-B Apache crews find, destroy homemade explosive cache

1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div.,Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Multi-National Division-Baghdad attack helicopter crews found and destroyed a large homemade explosive cache northwest of Baghdad June 29.
Apache crews from 1st “Attack” Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were on a reconnaissance mission when they discovered the cache, which may have been intended for use in improvised explosive devices or car bombs.
“This was an incredible reconnaissance find, and outstanding effort by these Apache Longbow crews and undoubtedly will have an impact on insurgent IED operations,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Walach, commander of the1-227th Aviation.
The Apache crews spotted the white, powdery substance and were cleared by ground forces to destroy it. The crews fired on the substance which led to a 300-feet high secondary explosion, confirming that the substance was homemade explosives. The Apache crew destroyed a nearby facility to prevent its future use by terrorists for manufacturing explosives.



Or this...

MND-B aircrews destroy insurgent mortar system

1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Multi-National Division-Baghdad attack helicopter crews found and destroyed an insurgent mortar system and vehicle at approximately 1:30 p.m. July 1 northwest of Baghdad...
...Apache crews from 1st “Attack” Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were conducting a reconnaissance mission when they were diverted to respond to a mortar attack on a combat outpost. The Apache crew identified the vehicle and mortar system and was cleared by the ground forces to engage, destroying the vehicle and mortar system.



There were 22 press releases today from MNF-I, how many were actually reported on by mainstream news agencies? To read them, please go to the MNF-I site.

There's more to the story than you are being told...but most of you knew that already.

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