Captain Ed notes the roundup in Sadr City:
Combined US and Iraqi forces swept through Sadr City yesterday, arresting more than a dozen suspected militia members and making a statement about the lack of limitation on the new surge operation. The US characterized their targets as “rogue” elements of the Mahdi Army and the captured could include as many as ten Iraqi policemen:
Centcom notes the rescue of two hostages in Iraq. (this is the whole write up at this time)
KALSU, Iraq – Dismounted paratroopers located an insurgent safe house uncovering a weapons cache and freeing two hostages south of Baghdad Feb. 26.
Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division located the safe house, where they found the two hostages and a weapons cache near Mahmudiyah.
The cache contained three AK-47s, 14 30-round magazines, one 100-round magazine drum, two fragmentary grenades, one cell phone and one hand held radio.
The freed hostages were given immediate medical treatment.