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Release A051124h

Coalition Forces destroy terrorist hideout

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq — A house, booby-trapped with explosives, was destroyed Nov. 23 by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division with air support from other Coalition Forces.

Terrorists had attacked Iraqi Army Soldiers with an improvised explosive device Nov. 21. U.S. Soldiers with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment secured and searched the area of the attack, resulting in the discovery of the booby-trapped house which was suspected to be used by terrorists.

A Co. troops secured the house and waited for an explosives ordnance disposal team to arrive on the scene to assess the situation.

After EOD investigated the house and Task Force Baghdad officials ensured the surrounding area was clear of civilians, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. conducted a deliberate air strike on the house in coordination with 3rd Infantry Division and 18th Airborne Corps.

The area was cleared and two F-16 jets precisely guided two 500-pound bombs onto the structure and destroyed the target.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS PLANS AND OPERATIONS NCO, SGT. FIRST CLASS DAVID ABRAMS AT: DAVID.ABRAMS@ID3.ARMY.MIL.

 



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