Attack helicopters prevent rocket attack
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO
August 15, 2007
BAGHDAD — Two Apache helicopters observed and engaged two rocket launchers aimed for the Green Zone while flying over western Baghdad on August 14.
Two helicopters from the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment observed the launch of one of the rockets and immediately responded to the site where two homemade launchers were set up in a soccer field. The pilots attacked the launchers and prevented them from firing additional rockets into the International Zone in western Baghdad.
Meanwhile, paratroopers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, moved to the site on foot in an attempt to capture the individuals responsible for attacking the International Zone. Alpha Company arrived on scene shortly after the initial rocket launch, but was unable to apprehend the insurgents responsible for the attack.
The Soldiers questioned several citizens near the site who provided information on the men responsible for the rocket attacks and their affiliation with a criminal militia gang.