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Published:August 28th, 2007 03:49 EST
Iraqi Army Soldiers kill, capture several attackers

Iraqi Army Soldiers kill, capture several attackers

By SOP newswire

MOSUL, Iraq – Iraqi Security Forces repelled a series of attempted insurgent attacks, destroying vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices, capturing small-arms and rocket-propelled grenades, and killing or capturing insurgent gunmen attempting to target ISF in Nineveh province, Aug. 26.
ISF stopped two separate VBIED attacks south of Mosul.  Both drivers were taken into custody however, one of the truck bombs prematurely exploded, injuring three Iraqi soldiers. 
At about the same time, an Iraqi Army patrol intercepted a motorcycle SVBIED in eastern Mosul.  An IA soldier engaged the motorcycle, killing the bomber when the SVBIED prematurely detonated. 
The IA patrol discovered unknown gunmen in the area attempting to set an ambush however, the IA forced the insurgents to flee the area.  The patrol found two additional VBIEDS nearby, which were safely destroyed.
Another IA patrol on the west side of Mosul killed four unknown enemy gunmen in two vehicles, recovering assault rifles and RPG launchers with rockets from the vehicles. 
“The ISF were tested today on several fronts while attempting multiple attacks across Nineveh province,” said Lt. Col. Jeff Stewart, executive officer, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.  “In each case, they reacted to the situation and eliminated the threat; saving lives and preventing further attacks.”

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