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Iraqi and U.S. forces capture suspected insurgents

Multi-National Force-Iraq

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU , Iraq – Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. Soldiers captured 39 suspected insurgents during a morning raid Aug. 5 in Sharmiyah.

Among the detainees were those suspected of being key insurgent leaders in the area.

Eight of the 39 insurgents were detained on the grounds of the Mudjaherin al Ansar mosque by Hillah SWAT, a specialized Iraqi Police unit. The mosque was not damaged in the operation.

The other suspected insurgents were detained during a cordon and knock operation by U.S. Soldiers.

The Soldiers were from the 150th Engineer Battalion, 155th Brigade Combat Team, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). The 155th BCT is a U.S. Army unit assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


For more information, contact MAJ Erby Montgomery, public affairs officer, 155th Brigade Combat Team, at erby.montgomery@us.army.mil

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