Coalition Forces targeted the location based on intelligence reports that indicated the presence of suspected members of a secret cell terrorist network known for facilitating the transport of weapons and explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, from Iran to Iraq, as well as bringing militants from Iraq to Iran for terrorist training.Back in late January and early February, I posted on Iraqis who had been kidnapped and tortured by terrorists, and who were later rescued by U.S. and Coalition Forces. We are having a positive impact, and the media does not seem to show any interest in letting that side of the story get out.
During a search of the objective, Coalition Forces found a torture room and cache of over 150 mortar rounds, ammunition and IED-making materials.
Search the MNF-Iraq Website some time, and you will find all sorts of information about the good we are doing and the progress that is being made. And, no, it's not all ice cream and puppy dogs; the bad news is there, too. But therein lies the big difference: The MNF-I website is telling the whole story, while the MSM only gives Americans the negative.
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