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Coalition Forces And Iraqi Police Stop Suicide Bombers

First, here's some official DOD footage of 3rd Infantry Division forces (along with a Texas National Guard unit) and Iraqi Police stopping a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device:

VBIED In Tikrit

A combination of coalition and Iraqi forces track down, capture, and secure a vehicle born improvised explosive device in Tikrit, Iraq before it is detonated by insurgents. Soundbites from 1.) First Lieutenant Eric Belisle, 3rd/133rd Field Artillery Regiment from San Antonio, TX 2.) Sergeant Jose Pena, Team Leader of the 133rd Field Artillery Regiment 3.) Sergeant First Class Gary Sundgren, Platoon Leader of the 133rd Field Artillery Regiment from Liberty, TX. Video from the 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

Here are a few photos of explosives and suicide bombing equipment recently captured in Baghdad (click on thumbnails for larger version):


BAGHDAD: Nearly 100 sticks of C-4 plastic explosives seized by Iraqi Army Soldiers during a raid on a suspected terror cell in the north central Baghdad town of Al Waziriah. The raid also netted 4 suspects, several suicide vests and a possible (hit list) of names to target. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army)


BAGHDAD: A suicide vest taken from a suspected terror cell during an early morning raid May 9 in north central Baghdad. Iraqi Army Soldiers seized 4 suspects, nearly 100 sticks of C-4 explosives, suicide vests and a possible list of targets. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army)