Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Good News From Iraq

The 2nd Iraqi Army Brigade has been tested on its combat readiness and is on their way to taking complete control over the Babil Province from Coalition forces.

The 2nd Brigade will plan and conduct independent operations without the direct support of Multi-National forces. The MN forces will still provide a quick reaction force in emergency situations, Medvac, and air support.

The 2nd IAB has taken part in five major military operations in the Babil Province, uncovering 90 weapon caches and detaining many suspects. The unit distinguished itself on Election Day (November 15th) by setting up 41 checkpoints and 12 mobile patrols, keeping the number of terrorist attacks to zero on that day.

Other Facts - Babil is home to 1.7 million people and "Babil" was once Uday Hussein's email password. (

(Source - Centcom)