Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Iraqi Tank Brigade Assumes Combat Responsibility

More good news MSM ignore.

CAMP TAJI, Iraq, May 15, 2006 – As the new Iraqi army attains capability, more units are taking over security responsibility within their country. The latest example is the Iraqi 2nd Brigade of the 9th Mechanized Division, which assumed responsibility for security in the Taji area during a ceremony here today.

The brigade will be "in the lead" in defending 150 square kilometers of the region, including the cities of Saab al Bour and Hor al Bash.

The 2nd Brigade, which is the only Iraqi armored unit with T-72 tanks and BMP armored personnel carriers, is called the "jewel of Iraq" by military leaders in the country, said U.S. Army Maj. Jeremy Hoffman, a military transition team officer for the brigade.


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