View Full Version : IraQ 51 Div Surrenders

Sgt Sostand
03-21-03, 03:33 PM
The Commander of IraQ 51 Div given up to the US:banana:

03-21-03, 03:37 PM
What do you know there are some smart Iraqis, well smart or cowards?

"Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

03-21-03, 05:36 PM
Iraqi Commander Surrenders to Marines, U.S. Military Says

CAMP DOHA, KUWAIT, MARCH 21 - The commander of Iraq's 51st division and his top deputy surrendered to United States Marine forces today, according to American military officials.

It was the first time that the commander of an Iraqi division has surrendered to allied forces. The 51st is a Regular Army unit that was deployed in southern Iraq directly in the path of the allied invasion.

American forces made a determined effort to persuade the 51st division to give in, including leaflets and propaganda broadcasts. The leaflets instructed Iraqi forces that did not want to fight to park their tanks and walk at least half a mile away. American officials said that many of the soldiers of the 51st had simply left their posts and that the division melted away.

There are indications that other Regular Army forces want to surrender or stay out of the fight. The most loyal and capable forces, however, are the Republican Guards, who still seem determined to fight.

The Republican Guard forces around Baghdad were targeted in the air strikes conducted tonight.



03-21-03, 06:18 PM
Entire Division of Iraqi Army Surrenders
17 minutes ago

By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - An entire division of the Iraqi army, numbering 8,000 soldiers, surrendered to coalition forces in southern Iraq (news - web sites) Friday, Pentagon (news - web sites) officials said.

Iraq's 51st Infantry Division surrendered as coalition forces advanced toward Basra, Iraq's second largest city. The mechanized division had about 200 tanks before the war, according to independent analysts and U.S. officials.

The 51st was one of the better equipped and trained in Iraq's regular army forces and was the key division protecting Basra, a major transportation and oil shipment hub on the Shatt al-Arab waterway that leads to the Persian Gulf.



03-21-03, 09:06 PM
So how many Iraqi's is that, that have surrendered to us?

03-21-03, 09:08 PM
They are saying a Iraq division is 8000 to 10000......

03-22-03, 06:01 PM
Maybe they were trained by the French surrender monkeys.

Sgt Sostand
03-22-03, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by greybeard
Maybe they were trained by the French surrender monkeys. Now that a good one the French is bad news LOL