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Operation Four Brothers nets detainees, weapons

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070710-7
July 10, 2007

Operation Four Brothers nets detainees, weapons
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

ARAB JABOUR, Iraq — Paratroopers netted numerous detainees and munitions July 6 in Operation Four Brothers.

Paratroopers from Bravo Troop, 1st Battalion, 40th Cavalry Regiment, from Fort Richardson, Alaska, conducted the operation finding caches of weapons, money, cell phones and numerous types of media as well as detaining 13 suspected insurgents. One individual, who was briefly detained and released, agreed to write a sworn statement against other detainees being held.

During the operation the paratroopers discovered various weapons caches containing three Iranian hand grenades, military type uniforms, and 40 mortar casings ranging from 40 millimeter to 81 millimeter. The munitions were confiscated and turned over to the Iraqi police for destruction.

The paratroopers also found 9,000,000 Iraqi Dinar, the equivalent to $6,000 in US currency. There were also several items from two different coalition patrol bases that had been stolen. These items included razor wire, ladders and lumber.

The Paratroopers are currently attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga.

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