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Operation Castine nets four suspected car bomb makers

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070619-14
June 19, 2007

Operation Castine nets four suspected car bomb makers
2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division
Public Affairs Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

BAGHDAD — Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces conducted a cordon and search operation in the Adhamiyah District June 18, resulting in the capture of three suspects caught with materials used in the manufacture of car bombs. A fourth suspect was also detained during the operation.

“Operation Castine” was conducted by Soldiers from the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and Soldiers from the 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division.

The operation began before sunrise, when U.S. and Iraqi forces made a tactical foot movement from Coalition Outpost Apache into the Safina neighborhood of Adhamiyah. For the next five hours, Soldiers moved up and down the narrow city streets, searching hundreds of homes looking for illegal weapons and other contraband.

“Coalition and Iraqi forces are going to continue to conduct aggressive operations like this, until extremists get the message that Adhamiyah is not a place where they can operate,” said Fort Worth, Texas native Capt. Cecil Strickland, commander of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment.

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