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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Analysis of the border incident between US, Iraqi, and Iranian forces

I have just finished going over the query reply to the Iranian border incident in Iraq, and I'm pretty ticked about it:

Four Iraqi army soldiers, one interpreter, and one Iraqi border policemen are unaccounted for after a joint border patrol was engaged with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire in Eastern Diyala near the Iran-Iraq border Thursday afternoon.

5-73 Cav was conducting a joint border patrol of the Iraq/Iran border with soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division east of Balad Ruz. During the conduct of the patrol, the patrol observed two Iranian soldiers run from Iraq back across the Iranian border as they approached.

Later, the patrol came upon a single Iranian soldier on the Iraqi side of the border who did not flee.

As the patrol was speaking to the Iranian soldier, they were approached by a platoon-size element of Iranian soldiers. An Iranian border captain informed the joint Iraqi and Coalition force patrol that if they tried to leave their location the Iranians would fire upon them.

While talking to the Iranian border captain, the patrol was engaged by Iranian forces with small arms and RPG fire. The CF Soldiers returned fire to break contact and left the area to report the incident.

The Iranian forces continued to fire indirect fire well into Iraq as CF Soldiers withdrew; for reasons unknown at this time, the Iraqi Army forces remained behind.

Additional Coalition and Iraqi forces moved into the area to search for the Iraqis, but have been unable to locate them.

No CF Soldiers were wounded in the incident.

At this present time, according to the Q & A that follows this report, there is an investigation underway to determine a great many details about this incident. In addition, the seven Iraqis involved are still unaccounted for, and are considered missing. The military won't say if they're dead, if they were captured, or what have you, but they do confirm this did take place, and most likely within Iraqi territory.

Regardless of who did what, the Iranians have no business being in Iraq. We know they've been supplying the insurgents with weapons and munitions. We know that Hezbollah elements trained members of the Mahdi Army. We know that the last thing Iran wants to have is a stable, democratic, and free Iraq to their west. When the details do emerge from this, I hope we're prepared to take the necessary steps to end any problems that Iran's been causing in Iraq, or there'l be Hell to pay.

Publius II


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