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Operation Quick Strike nets car bomb factory

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posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 10:50 AM
Iraqi Security Force soldiers and Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 discovered a bomb in a building in Haqliniyah during Operation Quick Strike August 8 .

Three 155 mm artillery rounds, weighing more than 100 pounds apiece, were wired to a desk inside the building. Marines determined that the explosives could not be removed safely from the building. The bomb was destroyed in place.

This morning, Marines discovered a car bomb factory in northern Haqliniyah. There were six vehicles rigged with explosives in varying stages of completion. Typically, terrorists drive the completed car bombs to populated locations and set them to detonate at specific time. Car bombs can also be used by suicide bombers to attack specific landmarks or people. All of the rigged vehicles were destroyed and secondary explosions were observed by the Marines.

In a separate incident today, Iraqi soldiers and Marines found five roadside bombs in close proximity to one another on a road in Haqliniyah. The explosives were a combination of artillery rounds and improvised bombs. All of the ordnance were destroyed in place with no casualties to coalition forces or civilians or damage to property

Wow this is really good news! This will definitly reduce civilian, and military caustalities in Iraq. Good going guys, and keep up the good work!

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