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Operation Able Warrior nets more than 40 terrorists

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq - Task Force Baghdad Soldiers conducted Operation Able Warrior to defeat terror cells operating west of the Baghdad International Airport in the early morning hours of Aug. 4.

In less than three hours, Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment, 48th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted a series of simultaneous attacks and captured 41 suspected terrorists, including three foreign fighters.

“We went out and did what we set out to do - this was a picture-perfect mission,” said Lt. Col. Steve McCorkle, commander of 2nd Bn., 121st Inf. Reg. from Warner Robins , Ga.

Operation Able Warrior was conducted in order to disrupt car bombing cells and roadside bomb emplacers, and prevent them from planning, preparing and carrying out terrorist attacks in the area.

“We want to set the Iraq Army up for success. This operation will help the Iraqi Security Forces take more control of the day-to-day operations,” said Lt. Col. Thomas Carden, a spokesperson for the 48th BCT and resident of Americus , Ga.

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BAGHDAD , Iraq – A Soldier from 48th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division directs his fellow Soldiers during Operation Able Warrior in the early-morning hours of Aug. 4 in west Baghdad . (U.S. Army photo)

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