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Operation Black Eagle begins in Ad Diwaniyah

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Friday, 06 April 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070406-17
April 6, 2007

Operation Black Eagle begins in Ad Diwaniyah
Multinational Division - Baghdad PAO 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

AD DIWANIYAH, Iraq – Iraqi Army troops swept into the city in the early morning hours April 6 to disrupt militia activity and return security and stability here back to the government of Iraq.

Soldiers of the 8th Iraqi Army Division supported by Soldiers and paratroopers from Multi-National Division-Baghdad began Operation Black Eagle at approximately 6:30 a.m., in response to the recent violence threatening to destabilize the region.

“Instead of showing instability and bowing to intimidation, the Iraqi government and its security forces have taken action and boldly responded to the militia threat,” said Col. Michael Garrett, commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, who are assisting in the operation. “The decisive actions taken by the 8th Iraqi Army Division is just the beginning of the government’s plan to re-establish security in the area and create an environment where the government can improve the quality of life for the people of Ad Diwaniyah.”

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FOR QUERIES, CONTACT MULT-NATIONAL DIVISION - BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS, MAJOR STEVEN LAMB BY E-MAIL AT STEVEN.LAMB@MNDB.ARMY.MIL; OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL (914) 822-8174 OR IRAQNA 011-964-890-192-4674.



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