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Operation Sledgehammer uncovers multiple mortars

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Friday, 22 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070622-13
June 22, 2007

Operation Sledgehammer uncovers multiple mortars
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

AL HILLAH, Iraq — Eight individuals were detained during a combined search operation between the Iraqi Army, the Hillah Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and Coalition Forces in Jabella June 22.

The search dubbed Operation Sledgehammer was carried out to disrupt militia influence and violence.

Military transition team Paratroopers from the 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division and Iraqi Security Forces searched the offices of Martyr Sadr and found ten 82mm mortar rounds, ten 102mm mortar rounds, and two improvised explosive devices.

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