29 September 2006

Good News From Iraq: Ameriyah

U.S. Central Command has an article about how life is improving in the Ameriyah neighborhood of Baghdad thanks to efforts to find and remove the terrorist presence in Baghdad. The economy is up and civil service projects are improving the quality of life.

"Many of the shops that were once closed have reopened, such as a butcher shop and a bakery," said Staff Sgt. John Davis, of Company A, 412th Civil Affairs Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad. "Main roads in the neighborhood are starting to look and feel like a neighborhood again, and economic activity and employment have increased since the beginning of the operation." [...]

As of Sept. 14, Iraqi Security Forces and MND-B have cleared more than 55,500 buildings, 60 mosques and 50 muhallas, detained more than 90 terrorist suspects, seized more than 1,200 weapons, registered more than 780 weapons and found 33 weapons caches. The combined forces have also replaced more than 1,100 doors, 35 windows and 1,350 locks damaged during clearing operations and have removed more than 110,000 cubic meters of trash from the streets of Baghdad.

Since the mainstream media won't give you this information, I will try to start providing it on a more regular basis. We are doing plenty of good in Iraq, and the word needs to get out.


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