Iraq Learns Use Of Mortars In CI Missions

  • Middle East Newsline
  • February 12, 2009
BAGHDAD [MENL] -- The U.S. military has been teaching the Iraq Army the use
of mortars in counter-insurgency missions.
Officials said Iraq Army units were learning to operate 60 mm and other
mortars for operations against suspected Al Qaida and Shi'ite insurgents.
They said the two-week course focused on map reading and the fundamentals of
mortar-indirect fire accuracy on enemy targets.
"Every day we are learning [new skills] about the mortar indirect fire
system and how to read a map," Iraqi Cpl. Ali Huthoof said on Feb. 5.
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