March 31, 2008 —
HILLAH, Iraq (March 30, 2008) – A combined Iraqi Police and Iraqi Army force stopped an organized attack in Hillah March 25.A military-style force, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, gathered in southern HillahAs they attacked Coalition forces and ISF with RPGs and small arms fire, Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police forces counterattacked.
They secured major intersections and engaged the militants over the course of several hours.
They forced them to retreat to a mosque.
“The ISF reacted quickly and effectively to maintain stability in al Hillah and to restore law and order,” said Lt. Col. Daryl McDowell, team chief for the MiTT. “They did a great job, quickly re-establishing security for the residents.”