Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Precision-guided munitions kills top al Qaeda leader
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

BAGHDAD — The top target for al Qaeda in Iraq south of Baghdad was killed July 14 in Arab Jabour by precision-guided munitions, the Excalibur.

Shortly after 12 p.m., 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, received a call that Abu Jurah and 14 anti-Iraqi forces were meeting at a house in Arab Jabour.

Abu Jurah was an AQI cell leader and was responsible for improvised explosive devices, vehicle-borne IED and indirect fire attacks on Coalition Forces in Arab Jabour.

At approximately 1:12 p.m., the house was positively identified allowing 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment to fire two Excalibur rounds destroying the meeting house.

An unmanned aerial vehicle observed persons leaving the house, loading injured individuals into a sedan and fleeing the scene.

An AH-64 Apache helicopter engaged the sedan destroying it.

Three people were observed running from the meeting house to a nearby house.

A U.S. Air Force F16 Fighting Falcon dropped two 500-pound GPS-guided bombs on the second house.

1 comment:

Nancy Coppock said...

Well done, good and faithful soldiers. Good thing American Individuals squawked when the Democrat Congress wanted to deny the troops funding or else our guys might have been short a missile or two. My own Congressman Chet Edwards (D-TX 17) and also the President's Congressman voted against the funding before he voted for it. Now he's earmarking the district like crazy. I want to puke. I can't wait to support Chet's challenger. Chet, you just can't buy my love with money.

boot 'em out, smoke 'em out, root 'em out....or die trying.