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Release A050710d

Operation Scimitar update

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP BLUE DIAMOND, Iraq -- Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces are continuing Operation Scimitar (Qmtia) in the Zaidon region, southeast of Fallujah.

Today during the early morning hours an improvised explosive device detonated near a military vehicle and a second IED was discovered during a security patrol.

Marines also discovered two weapons caches in Zaidon that included mines, bomb making material, rockets and assault rifles.

In the past several weeks 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion discovered numerous weapons caches and bomb-making materials in the Zaidon region.

Operation Qmtia follows a series of counter-terrorism operations initiated by Marines in Al Anbar. These operations are designed to disrupt terrorist activity and help end their campaign of fear and intimidation against Iraqi citizens.

More information will be released on this operation as it becomes available.

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