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Wanted insurgent captured during Operation Eagle Sweep

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Tuesday, 05 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070605-01
June 5, 2007

Wanted insurgent captured during Operation Eagle Sweep
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

LUTIFIYAH, Iraq – Coalition and Iraqi Forces captured a wanted insurgent during combat operations near the Karkh Oil Facility, northeast of Lutifiyah, Iraq June 1.

Soldiers of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y., and the 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division detained the wanted insurgent and other suspected insurgents as part of Operation Eagle Sweep.

“We have been in this area before, but we wanted to go back and do a follow-up to make sure insurgents weren’t hiding caches in a previously cleared area,” said Maj. Robert Horney, the 2nd BCT chief of current operations and native of Lebanon, Pa.

The searches resulted in four military-aged males being questioned, one of whom was a wanted insurgent.

Copper wire, commonly used to make improvised explosive devices, was also found during the search.

The Soldiers immediately searched the house near the location of the wire and detained six Iraqis occupying the house.

“The operation was a success,” Horney said. “Finding the wanted insurgents will help keep others safe.”

The detainees are being held for questioning.

 

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