67 Terrorists Killed
Multi-National Division â€“ Baghdad Soldiers killed 8 terrorists in a series of attacks March 27 in Baghdad.
At 1:45 p.m., Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, were patrolling in Adhamiyah when one of their vehicles was struck by a rocket-propelled Grenade. Five minutes later, the patrol was attacked by small-arms fire. The Soldiers returned the attack with precision fire and killed one terrorist. One U.S. Soldier received a minor wound, but continued the mission.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, killed two terrorists who engaged them with small arms fire in Mansour at approximately 3 p.m.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., a team from 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, engaged and killed a terrorist who was controlling indirect fire on the northern edge of Sadr City.
In New Baghdad, a vehicle from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, was struck by an improvised-explosive device at 5:20 p.m. The patrol positively identified the trigger man, engaged and killed the terrorist.
In Kadamiyah, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 502 Infantry Regiment, reported a terrorists who fired a RPG at a building, which set it on fire at 5:40 p.m. As the Soldiers moved in to investigate, terrorists fired an additional RPG round and small-arms fire at their patrol. One Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle was struck by an RPG, however, there were no injuries to the team inside. Soldiers returned fire and killed three terrorists.
Baghdad soldiers killed 26 terrorists during operations March 27 in Baghdad.
While patrolling in Adhamiyah, soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment were attacked by small arms fire. The soldiers returned fire in self-defense, killing five terrorists and wounding an additional five terrorists. The wounded were treated and detained by Iraqi National Police.
Later, soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, reported receiving indirect fire at a combat outpost in New Baghdad, and immediately following the initial attack, soldiers were attacked with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Coalition forces returned fire and killed two terrorists.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, also came under a small arms fire attack while patrolling north of Baghdad. One terrorist was killed in the engagement.
Soldiers from 2-16 Inf. Regt. killed three terrorists in New Baghdad. The ground force was conducting a dismounted patrol when they saw the suspects, who were armed with illegal weapons. Perceiving hostile intent, the soldiers engaged the men, killing three.
Soldiers from 1-2 SCR were attacked by small arms fire by two terrorists while patrolling on the outskirts of Sadr City. An air weapons team in a rotary wing aircraft conducting surveillance positively identified the terrorists and killed them.
In Kadhamiyah, Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, were attacked while manning a checkpoint in the area. An air weapons team flying a rotary wing aircraft was called in to assist the ground force. The air weapons team fired one hellfire missile was fired, killing three terrorists. Thirty minutes later, the checkpoint came under a second, heavier attack by terrorists. The air weapons team engaged with 30mm rounds, killing an additional 10 terrorists.
Iraqi Security Forces, U.S. Special Forces engage criminal elements in Hillah, al-Kut
Hillahâ€™s Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics unit, advised by U.S. Special Forces, engaged Special Groups criminals in Hillah, killing 14 and wounding 20 March 26.
Criminals armed with AK-47 assault rifles, rocket propelled grenades and automatic machine guns attacked two companies of Hillah SWAT as they were securing a road intersection. As a firefight developed, a U.S. Special Forces team arrived and, fighting alongside SWAT, began engaging the armed individuals.
The criminal group broke contact after delivering intense RPG and automatic weapons fire, and was seen by an Air Weapons Team regrouping in three groups of 20 to 30 men near a mosque.
The AWT, from 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, reported the armed individuals were maneuvering back toward SWAT and the U.S. SF team, and, due to the hostile intent of the act, engaged the threat from the air. One Hellfire missile was fired, killing five.
After the strike, the AWT reported the remaining group of individuals dispersed and were no longer a threat.
Nine Hillah SWAT team members were killed during the firefight. Two additional SWAT team members were injured and treated by a U.S. SF medic.
Also March 26 in Al Kut, an Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics unit advised by U.S. SF conducted a combined presence patrol to counter recent violence in the area. The patrol took small-arms and RPG fire in the Old Izza and Karamiyah districts. Both times, the patrol returned fire suppressing the enemy fighters.
As the patrol left the Old Izza and Karamiyah districts, they linked up with Iraqi Police and 8th Division Iraqi Army Scouts. The group then patrolled the Sharkiyah district, also receiving small-arms fire from a vehicle with four armed individuals. The patrol engaged the vehicle, killing two individuals.
After eliminating the threat in the area, the patrol departed for the Al Kut SWAT headquarters and was attacked by an improvised explosive device. One vehicle was damaged, but the attacks resulted in no injuries.
The Al Kut patrol killed 11 enemy fighters.
ISF, CF defend checkpoint, kill 8 militants
Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division â€“ Baghdad Soldiers killed eight militants after they were attacked at an Iraqi Army checkpoint with rocket propelled grenades and small-arms fire in northern Baghdad at approximately 2:30 p.m. March 27.
An MND-B aerial weapons team provided air support and engaged the terrorists, killing eight.
One Iraqi Army Soldier was killed during the attack and seven others were wounded.
The wounded Soldiers were treated at the scene and were evacuated to a local hospital.
â€œWe offer our condolence to the families of the Soldier who was killed, and those who were wounded in their heroically successful efforts while standing their ground and defeating the terrorists,â€ said Lt. Col. Steven Stover, spokesman, MND-B.
Table of contents for Sadr Revolt 2008
- Moqtada al-Sadr Starts to Fight
- Sadr Revolt 3-26-2008 am
- Sadr’s Revolt 3-27-2008
- 67 Terrorists Killed
- Iran Backing Sadr Revolt in Iraq
- Sadr Revolt 3-28-2008 early am
- Sadr Revolt 3-28-2008 pm
- Media Mavens Mistake Military Moves
- Sadr Revolt 3-30-2008 am
- Sadr Orders Halt to Revolt
- Iraqi Special Operations Forces kill 14 criminals in Basra
- Kadhamiyah Cleans Up After Sadr Fight
- Brits in Basra – Crack Shots
- Iraqi Army seizes caches in mosque, hospital
- MND-SE holds memorial for fallen Marine
- Iraqis Continue Basra Cleanup
- Iraqis Continue Sadr City Cleanup
- Basra Update June 7 2008
- Chief Warrant Officer Ronald C. Ivy
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