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Operation Crazyhorse Thunder detains 7 suspects

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Monday, 25 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070625-18
June 25, 2007

Operation Crazyhorse Thunder detains 7 suspects
2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (LI) PAO
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

ABU SHIEKAN, Iraq — Seven suspects were detained for allegedly planting improvised explosive devices along Route Tampa, the highway leading into Baghdad, June 23.

Troop C, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division targeted an IED cell, based in the Abu Shiekan and Abu Hillan villages, believed to be responsible for setting IEDs several times a week along the highway.

The nighttime raid was based on information provided by area residents and from local tips. The cell was operating in an area 12 kilometers southwest of the Iraqi capital.

No one was harmed in the operation.

The suspects are being held for questioning.

Video b-roll of the operation is available from Crawford Marketing at http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=25502.

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