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Insurgent leader captured during Operation Grenada

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Thursday, 12 July 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070712-07
July 12, 2007

Insurgent leader captured during Operation Grenada
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

KALSU, Iraq — The ringleader of a cell responsible for conducting rocket and improvised explosive device attacks on the people and security forces of North Babil was captured by Task Force Steel near Tunis, July 7.

Paratroopers of 3rd Battalion, 509th Airborne, and Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division conducted an assault named Operation Grenada while simultaneously surrounding the target’s house with tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles.

Task Force Steel also captured two other cell members along with a rangefinder used to aim and target rocket attacks, IED materials, two AK-47 assault rifles with 600 rounds of ammunition, and militia propaganda.

In addition to the cell leader, cell members, weapons and materials, the Task Force also captured a truck that tested positive for exposure to explosive materials.

The suspects were detained for further questioning.

The weapons, propaganda and other materials were confiscated for use in the investigation.

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