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Rocketman, assistant captured during Marne Avalanche

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Friday, 20 July 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070720- 07
July 20, 2007

Rocketman, assistant captured during Marne Avalanche
Multi-National Division – Center PAO

KALSU, Iraq – Iraqi soldiers and U.S. paratroopers captured the ringleader of a cell responsible for conducting rocket attacks on the people and security forces of North Babil, July 18.

Soldiers of the 8th Iraqi Army Division and Paratroopers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Airborne, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, conducted an air assault and joint raid as a part of the ongoing Operation Marne Avalanche and captured the rocket cell leader and another member of his team.

The joint force also captured nearly 130,000 Iraqi dinar, six AK-47 assault rifles with 16 loaded magazines, an Uzi submachine gun with two loaded magazines, a bolt-action sniper rifle with 95

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