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Operation Golden Eagle II detains 59

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Saturday, 30 June 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070630-05
June 30, 2007

Operation Golden Eagle II detains 59
2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. PAO
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

LUTIFIYAH, Iraq — A combined Iraqi-Coalition Forces operation netted 41 individuals on the Iraqi army’s persons of interest list June 27.

Operation Golden Eagle II was an early morning ground assault to prevent insurgents from creating a base of operations north of Lutifiyah.

Troops of the 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division working with the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y., searched the area and questioned nearly 400 people and detained 59. The individuals on the Iraqi army’s list of persons of interest are wanted for suspected terrorist activities.

The troops found a 60mm mortar in the area.

The detainees are being held for questioning.

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