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Task Force Liberty Troops defeat terrorist sniper team in Samarra

Multi-National Force-Iraq

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.


For more information, please contact the 42ND Infantry Division Public Affairs Office 42 ID PAO at fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.MIL .


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