Sunday, May 27, 2007

These Are 41 Iraqis Who DID Greet Us With Flowers... Of Thanks

U.S. Military Rescues 41 Iraqis From Al Qaeda Prison
Associated Press

U.S. forces rescued 41 Iraqi civilians Sunday from an Al Qaeda hide-out northeast of Baghdad, including some who showed signs of torture and broken bones, a senior U.S. official said.

Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, said it was the largest number of detained Iraqis ever found in a single Al Qaeda hide-out. Some among the 41 had been held as long as four months, he said.

Details were incomplete, but Caldwell said some of the freed Iraqis were being transported to medical facilities for treatment of their injuries. There were no indications that Americans had been held at the hide-out, he said. It was not immediately clear whether any Al Qaeda figures were captured.

The discovery was unrelated to a search south of Baghdad for two missing U.S. soldiers.

U.S. forces previously have found a number of houses used by Al Qaeda for detention, including some where prisoners showed signs of torture. But the hide-out raided Sunday in Diyala province was the largest, Caldwell said in a telephone interview. He declined to be more specific about the location, citing security reasons.



Anonymous cassie said...

That was beautiful, Donal, really!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous z said...

Call Karen Hughes! Maybe THESE muslims could be won over to our side of wanting peace and prosperity in Iraq and fighting AQ? Where has she BEEEEEEEN???

12:22 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

I guess the MSM just missed this one... Again.

3:36 PM  

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