Monday, September 15, 2008
Iraqi Army Search Op
Iraqi soldiers from the 50th and 51st Brigades were bolstered by commandos when they carried out a cordon and clear operation in the Hamden industrial estate. The search was aimed at disrupting any militia activity in this thriving area of Southern Basra.
During the search, workers continued their day to day business in garages and shop stalls. The soldier’s presence also gave workers a chance to highlight any concerns they might have about local services. One of the Iraqi officers in charge stated that these searches are welcomed as the local businesses also look forward to ongoing stability in the area.