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Clearing operations begin in Sadr City

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Sunday, 04 March 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070304-07
March 4, 2007

Clearing operations begin in Sadr City
Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD – More than 600 Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers and 550 Iraqi zecurity forces began a clearing operation in the eastern district known as Sadr City March 4.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, with two Stryker companies from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a combined clearing operation beginning in the early morning hours March 4, teaming up with the 8th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi National Police Division and the 3d Battalion, 2nd Brigade,
10th Iraqi Army Division.

“During operations today, local residents were receptive and cooperative with coalition and Iraqi forces,” said Lt. Col. Scott R. Bleichwehl, MND-B spokesman. “The operation is designed to set secure conditions for the citizens of Sadr City.”

During the operation March 4, Bleichwehl said no weapons caches were reported or suspects detained. He added there were no incidents of violence, and no casualties to coalition force members, Iraqi security forces or civilians.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER IN CHARGE, MAJOR STEVEN LAMB, AT STEVEN.LAMB@US.ARMY.MIL) OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174, OR IRAQNA: 011-964-790-192-4675.



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