Staff Sgt. Maupin’s remains located

By Sgt. 1st Class William Quiett
2nd SCR PAO, MND-B

BAGHDAD – The remains of Staff Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin were recovered March 20 northwest of Baghdad by elements of the Multi-National Division – Baghdad’s 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, which is based out of Vilseck, Germany.

The recovery was the result of four years of intensive effort by MND-B Soldiers and multiple joint and interagency organizations; The Soldiers of 2nd SCR were able to recover Staff Sgt. Maupin’s remains by approaching the recovery as a criminal investigation and employing appropriate investigative techniques.

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ISF, CF kill 8 criminals, detain 2 others in pursuit to secure streets

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers killed eight
criminals and detained two in separate incidents in Baghdad March 30.
At 6 a.m., Soldiers from 2nd BCT, 101st Airborne Division, were
at a checkpoint in the Kadamiyah district when they reported receiving
small-arms fire coming from the north. The Soldiers were approached by
criminals on foot, and an aerial weapons team was called in to fire on
the criminals. The aerial strike killed three criminals and injured one
criminal.

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Al-Qaeda Killing Field Found Near Farming Village

By Richard Tomkins, Radio Free Europe

ZAHAMM, IRAQ — Villagers digging in an abandoned pomegranate orchard in the Diyala River Valley have unearthed the remains of at least 52 people murdered by Al-Qaeda in Iraq during its two-year reign of terror in the area.

The first victim, whose head had been placed at his feet, was found on March 26 by a local village head and a U.S. Army officer who had been given the orchard’s location by a man who said he had been kidnapped by Al-Qaeda last August and taken to a “jail” there, but managed to escape before execution.

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