March 18, 2009
Tarmiyah detainee release offers fresh start
TARMIYAH, Iraq (March 18, 2009) — A big, blue bus rolled to a stop here, and Shaman Abdul Hadi stepped off with 15 other men. Hadi, who hadn’t been to Tarmiyah or seen his family for 17 months, was ready for a fresh start.
The group returned home thanks to a detainee release facilitated by the 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker “Independence” Brigade Combat Team. As Coalition forces implement the Security Agreement, Hadi and many others are getting another chance to rejoin their communities.