Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Soldiers Say Day One of ZOSO Successful: Head of the Jamaica Defense Force, Major Basil Jarrett, who is currently leading the JDF troops during the first phase of the Zone of Special Operations implemented by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in the parish of St James, said on Friday that day one of the operations was a success.
Major Jarrett told Mckoys News that the invasion of Mount Salem community started on Friday morning, shortly after 2:00 a.m. and the troops came out in their numbers and flooded the Mount Salem community.
Major Jarrett stated that the soldiers used their expertise to get the area under control swiftly, in order to manage and control the entry points into the community. According to Major Jarrett, this move is to make way for Phase One of the Zone Operations which is known as the clearing point. The taking over of the communities may have annoyed and inconvenienced several residents in Mount Salem, but the professionalism of the JDF soldiers and the JCF officers paid off in the long run.
Phase One will now make way for Phase Two which is the Holding point where Major Jarrett and his team expect to have the community totally under their control. Then they will be able to carry out a more effective search operation.
The JDF soldiers are expected to spend the next several days carrying out personal and house to house searches in Mount Salem and this is just part of the sixty day Zone of Special Operations implemented in the parish of St James by the Prime Minister through the Ministry of National Security at midday on Friday, August 31, 2017.