Monday, February 19, 2007

Joint patrols in Baqouba

The Iraqi army soldiers have a lot to learn. They have to be pushed out of their bases and don't know how to properly search homes. But with some instruction yesterday by the 1/12 soldiers, they found a rocket propelled grenade component in what looked to be an enemy safe house. They also found a brand new army uniform and boots hidden in one of the homes they entered. And sniper bullet casings. It was a good first patrol and gave them some confidence. By the end of it, the U.S. soldiers were practically pulling them out of houses as they went through every drawer and closet...

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