US-Iraqi troops wage military operation in western Iraq




 
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December 7th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: US-Iraqi troops wage military operation in western Iraq


BAGHDAD, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- About 500 US and Iraqi soldiers have waged
an offensive against insurgents in the flashpoint city of Ramadi, some 110
km west of Baghdad, the US military said on Tuesday.
Approximately 100 Iraqi army soldiers and 400 US soldiers conducted
their offensive, code-named Operation Rams, since Sunday, the military said
in a statement.
The forces discovered four weapons caches, one of them was significant
in size and contained dozens of mortar rounds, rocket propelled grenades,
anti-mortar missiles and dozens of small arms weapons and bomb making
material, the statement said.
It added that "Iraqi and Coalition Forces also detained five suspected
al-Qaida in Iraq terrorists during the operation."
"There have been no reports of civilians, Iraqi army soldiers or US
forces injured or killed as a result of the operation," said the statement.
Operation Rams is the sixth in a series of disruption operations
conducted by the US and Iraqi army in an attempt to curb insurgency in the
Anbar provincial capital Ramadi, according to the statement.