June 19, 2006

Fort Carson Unit Turns Zarqawi Hideout Into "Parking Lot"

Doing the dirty work to rid the world of terrorists and their ilk, this Fort Carson unit cleaned up the wreckage of Zarqawi's last hiding place:
The commander of a Fort Carson team based in Iraq talked with reporters on Monday about the role his unit played in the killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

The 3rd Heavy Brigade combat team was the coalition team called to the site after the air strike, and they cleaned up afterwards, according to Col. Brian James.

"We took the area and we bulldozed basically the whole house and everything down (and) covered it up and buried it out of concern that somebody would turn it to a shrine for nefarious purposes," James said. "What basically was a house and a place where he was killed is (basically) now a parking lot."

The team is heavily involved in training Iraqi security forces. They are beginning their second half of their year-long tour in Iraq.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brings new meaning to "They paved Paradise and put up a parkin' lot"

Thu Jun 22, 07:46:00 PM  

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