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Operation Iraqi Freedom IMINT - March 28, 2006

Slide used during 03/28/06 DoD News Briefing
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Aerial image of a compound in the Adhamiyah neighborhood in NE Baghdad raided on March 26, 2006 by U.S. Special Forces and Iraqi Security Forces. The target of the raid, an old school complex, is shown in the imagery and marked by a red dot. According to DoD, Iraqi special operators came into the area to cordon it off. Areas in red depict buildings from which, over the course of the operation, the Iraqi security forces' cordon took fire. Inside the building, once Iraqi forces went in there, were a small minaret and a prayer room repotedly found.

During the raid, 16 insurgents were killed and three others wounded. Supporters of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr described the operation as an attack by U.S. troops which resulted in the death of innocent Iraqis at a mosque

The two images above show weapons and parts of IEDs found during the raid. According to DoD, the weapons cache discovered at the objective included 32 AK-47 assault rifles, five grenades, four rocket-propelled grenades, two RPG launchers, two RPK heavy machine guns, 12 crush switch indicators used to make improvised explosive devices, and several rounds of ammunition. The cache was destroyed on the scene along with two vehicles that contained weapons and IED-making material. Also found at the scene was a hostage, a dental technician with the Ministry of Health, kidnapped the day prior.

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