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IED ring broken by Operation Bastogne

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Monday, 02 July 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070702-18
July 2, 2007

IED ring broken by Operation Bastogne
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

KALSU, Iraq — Paratroopers and Soldiers from Task Force Steel, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division detained 10 suspected insurgents during a raid July 1 near the town of Mahawil.

Operation Bastogne was designed to capture members of an improvised explosive device cell operating along Highway 1 and other roads in the north Babil province.

In addition to capturing the IED cell members, the operation captured two buckets of ammunition, IED making materials and an instruction manual on how to construct IEDs.

The insurgents are being held for further questioning.

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