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Published:July 31st, 2007 05:10 EST
MND-B attack aircraft engage enemy rocket launchers

MND-B attack aircraft engage enemy rocket launchers

By SOP newswire

CAMP TAJI, Iraq — Multi-National Division-Baghdad Apache helicopter crews
located and engaged enemy rocket launchers at approximately 3 p.m. July 29 in
northern Baghdad.


The crew reported finding 10 rocket-launching systems in an open area,
possibly the same area from which a July 29 rocket attack was launched on the
International Zone.


“Detailed reconnaissance and demonstrated aerial skills by the air
weapons team were key in interdicting future rocket attacks directed at the
International Zone," said Lt. Col. Christopher Walach, commander of 1st “Attack"
Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.


The 1-227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion’s Apache team was
conducting a reconnaissance mission when it was called by ground forces from
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, to go to the site. The ground
forces cleared the Apache crews to engage the launching systems, and the
crews fired on them, disabling them.


A ground unit from 2nd BCT later moved to the site to confiscate the
rocket-launching systems while the Apache crews provided security.

MND-B attack aircraft engage enemy rocket launchers
By Sgt. 1st Class Rick Emert
1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO