Irak — Iraqis Help U.S. Troops Recover Helicopter

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2010 — A team of Iraqi police and U.S. forces secured and recov­ered a dis­abled U.S. heli­copter today after it was forced to make a pre­cau­tion­ary land­ing May 15.

The team secured the land­ing site and repaired the air­craft before U.S. pilots flew it back to Tallil Air Base.

“We would like to thank our Iraqi part­ners for their out­stand­ing assis­tance,” said Army Col. James Rainey, com­man­der of the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade at Con­tin­gency Oper­at­ing Base Adder. “The quick response from the 6th Emer­gency Response Unit was instru­men­tal in the suc­cess of the recov­ery oper­a­tion.”

The air­craft was con­duct­ing its dai­ly mis­sion when it made a pre­cau­tion­ary land­ing because of a mechan­i­cal prob­lem, offi­cials said. No one was injured dur­ing the land­ing. The inci­dent was not com­bat-relat­ed and is under inves­ti­ga­tion, offi­cials added.

In oth­er news from Iraq, Iraqi forces killed a sus­pect­ed al-Qai­da in Iraq mem­ber dur­ing a com­bined oper­a­tion north­east of Tikrit yes­ter­day.

Iraqi forces and U.S. advi­sors stopped the man’s vehi­cle to arrest him for his alleged facil­i­ta­tion role in vehi­cle-bomb attacks on civil­ians in Kirkuk. He was shot and killed when he drew a pis­tol as the secu­ri­ty team approached.

In Mosul yes­ter­day, Iraqi forces arrest­ed two sus­pect­ed asso­ciates of an al-Qai­da in Iraq oper­a­tive linked to ter­ror­ist attacks against Iraqi civil­ians, secu­ri­ty forces and coali­tion forces dur­ing a com­bined oper­a­tion with U.S. advi­sors.

Source:
Com­piled from U.S. Forces Iraq News Releas­es

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefenc.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →