Task Force Liberty Troops defeat terrorist sniper team in Samarra
TIKRIT, Iraq – Task Force Liberty Soldiers near Samarra responded to a sniper attack, killing a terrorist during a small-arms engagement around 4:40 p.m. Sept. 11.
1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers manning an observation post identified two terrorist following small arms fire from a nearby house. Another group of Soldiers engaged the terrorists fleeing in a civilian sedan. The terrorists abandoned their car and fled the scene of the attack on foot.
After securing the scene, 1st BCT troops conducted a search and discovered one dead terrorist with a Draganov sniper rifle. Alerted by the Samarra Joint Coordination Center (JCC), brigade Soldiers searched for the second terrorist discovering a blood trail.
The second terrorist was not found.
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