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Gateway reopens for Iraqi citizens Michael Molinaro

FOB KALSU, Iraq--Iraqi government officials express joy over the re-opening of the Musayib Bridge. The bridge was destroyed one year ago by terrorists. Locals use the bridge to travel to Baghdad in the north and Karbala in the south. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Court Vanzant, 1-67 AR.)

By Cpl. Michael Molinaro
2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.

FOB KALSU, Iraq " Iraqis marked the reopening of the Musayib Bridge that will make traveling easier for residents of the Babil province.

The span, which runs over the Euphrates River, is the main thoroughfare for merchants, worshippers and families who travel north to Baghdad or south to Karbala.

The ceremony was attended by Salem Salh Mahdy, Babil province governor; Gen. Qais Kamza, Babil provincial police chief; and Lt. Col. Patrick Donahoe, commander, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

The bridge was destroyed one year ago by a terrorist car bomb.


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Date Taken:03.13.2006

Date Posted:03.13.2006 09:32

Location:ISKANDARIYAH, IQGlobe

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