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1-15 INFANTRY CONDUCTS OPERATION BEACH YELLOW

Release Date: 5/18/2007
Release Number: 07-01-03C

Iraq - Iraqi and U.S. forces detained four suspected insurgents during Operation Beach Yellow in the town of Dura-iya May 14.

During the operation, a hail of small arms fire poured across a nearby river, killing two American Soldiers and wounding four.

The Soldiers' deaths were reported in a prior release.
The names of the Soldiers have been withheld until the next of kin have been notified.

Iraqi National Policemen from the 1st Iraqi National Police Brigade and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team conducted the mission.

According to leaders of 1-15 Inf., the purpose of the mission was to locate terrorist activity in Dura-iya, where 1-15 Inf. officials suspect members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group operate.

Units conducting the mission rallied at the "Panorama Building,"
a run-down structure in Salman Pak that overlooks the city.
From there, elements patrolled through Dura-iya, in search of terrorists and terrorist activity. The Iraqi National Police spearheaded the operation with 1-15 Inf. in support.

FOR QUERIES, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION - CENTER PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE BY E-MAILING MAJ ALAYNE CONWAY OR MSG MARCIA TRIGGS AT MND-CENTER_PAO@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL OR BY PHONE AT DSN 318-822-7482.



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