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Operation Warrior's Rage snares dozens of terrorists

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP TIGERLAND , Iraq On the evening of July 15, elements of the 256th Brigade Combat Team and 6th Iraqi Army Division successfully detained targets in their areas of operation through cordon-and-search operations and combat patrols.

Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th BCT and 4th Battalion, 1st Iraqi Army searched houses suspected of holding terrorists in the Ameriyah district of Baghdad. The mission resulted in the capture of three suspects, two of whom were Syrian.

The search found 10 to 12 122/130-millimeter rounds enhanced with propane to make a larger fireball in the explosion.

In another 256th area of operation, 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment captured three personnel, all positively identified as brigade-level targets. The 2-156th personnel knocked on doors when the targeted houses turned up empty, and citizens of the neighborhood led Soldiers to the suspected terrorists when they initially were not in their homes.

The combined efforts of other 256th and Iraqi Army units resulted in the capture of 33 suspected terrorists. Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 4th Iraqi Army brought in 15 suspected terrorists after conducting their cordon-and-search missions.

While conducting patrols in their area, the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 3rd Iraqi Army performed a hasty cordon and search and brought in 18 suspected terrorists who are being held for questioning at an undisclosed location.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT TASKFORCEBAGHDADPAO@ID3.ARMY.MIL.

 



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