Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Baghdad Soldiers killed eight criminals in separate operations late March 29 and early March 30.

While on patrol in northeast Baghdad, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment encountered and engaged a three-man rocket-propelled grenade team, killing all three.

MND-B Soldiers later came under fire by a three-man gun team on a nearby rooftop. The Soldiers returned fire in self-defense and killed the three criminals.

While manning a checkpoint in Kadhamiyah, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment were attacked and called in an Apache air weapons team for support. The air weapons team fired two Hellfire missiles and killed two.

“These criminals show how little they regard the lives of innocent Iraqis,” said Col. Allen Batschelet, chief of staff, MND-B. “We will continue, along with our Iraqi Security Force partners, to target individual criminals, criminal networks and anyone involved in violent
crimes ignoring al-Sayyid Muqtada al-Sadr’s ceasefire pledge.”

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