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Operation Bull Run disrupts insurgent operations

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070627-01
June 27, 2007

Operation Bull Run disrupts insurgent operations
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq — The 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team completed two simultaneous operations in a 48-hour period in Al Dura’iya June 24. Two insurgents were killed and seven were detained during these operations.

Operation Bull Run and Operation Blore Heath II were conducted with the Iraqi National Police and the Iraqi army. Both operations are a part of Multi-National Division-Center’s Operation Marne Torch, the latest Coalition Force initiative to eliminate insurgent sanctuaries southeast of Baghdad.

Soldiers from 1-15 Inf. neutralized suspected enemy cache sites and denied insurgents safe haven in Al Dura’iaya. The operation resulted in two insurgents being killed and four individuals being detained.

Three caches were found. The caches consisted of artillery rounds, mortars, cell phones, weapons, propaganda, ammunition magazines, and other bomb-making materials.

Operation Blore Heath II, spearheaded by Iraqi army soldiers in conjunction with Iraqi 1st National Police Brigade and indirect fire assets from the 3rd HBCT, cleared insurgent caches south of Salman Pak and southeast of Baghdad. Three individuals were detained, mortar rounds and command wire were found, two boats and one vehicle destroyed, and two vehicles were confiscated.

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