Urbin Report

Friday, January 28, 2005

A job well done!

As Greyhawk points out, you won't find this story in your major daily:

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd “Commando” Brigade Combat Team prevented an apparent kidnapping of eight Iraqis Jan. 26 in western Baghdad.

During a patrol in Baghdad’s Khadamiyah district, the Soldiers noticed a suspicious vehicle about 8:30 p.m. They stopped the vehicle and found three Iraqis bound and gagged.

They detained five suspects in possession of four pistols, an AK-47 assault rifle and a sub-machine gun outfitted with a silencer.

The kidnap victims included a sheik and an administrator from the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.

No shots were fired. The suspects detained are being held for further questioning.