Coalition Forces and Iraqi Army
Soldiers attack terrorists in Diyala Province
TIKRIT, Iraq - Coalition Forces and Iraqi Army Soldiers
encountered and attacked terrorist forces in a remotely populated
region east of Baghdad at about 4 p.m. on April 4.
Two battalions from the Iraqi Army had been conducting an independent
cordon and search operation in eastern Diyala Province. The mission to
search for weapons cache sites in the area uncovered dozens of
terrorists and a firefight ensued.
Coalition Forces, including Army Aviation and Air Force assets moved
to provide additional fire support to the Iraqi Army Soldiers. A quick
response force from Task Force Liberty's 278th Regimental Combat Team
also supported the Iraqi Army attack.
Following consolidation on the objective during the night, Iraqi Army
Soldiers and members of the 278th Regimental Combat Team continued
their search of the area April 5.
Initial reports incident two Coalition Force members along with one
Iraqi Army Soldier was killed in the attack April 4.
Iraqi and Coalition Forces from Task Force Liberty continued
operations April 5 in the area to kill or capture any remaining
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