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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Making Progress: Unit’s relationship with Iraqi locals pays off

Courtesy of Multi-National Forces - Iraq

Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, out of Fort Bragg, N.C., prepare to provide security for detainee extraction during a raid in a village south of Samarra. The raid was part of Operation Reciprocity II, an operation to arrest suspected kidnappers and improvised explosive device emplacers in the area.  Photo by Spc. Eric Rutherford, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.SAMARRA — As the much-anticipated Iraq report was released this month, one unit is finding that they are indeed making progress.

An Iraqi teenager who was an informant for the Coalition force in Samarra was kidnapped by insurgents and held for several days. He was beaten and moved to different locations. The teen managed to escape, ignoring the death threats of his captors for talking with Coalition forces, and after his escape, he went straight to Forward Operating Base Brassfield-Mora to ask for help.

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