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Tips lead to destruction of booby-trapped houses during Operation Phantom Phoenix (Himbus)

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Saturday, 12 January 2008
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20080113-02
January 13, 2008

Tips lead to destruction of booby-trapped houses during Operation Phantom Phoenix (Himbus)

Multi-National Division – North PAO

TIKRIT, Iraq – Multi-National Division - North Soldiers destroyed three booby-trapped houses in Himbus Jan. 11 during Operation Raider Harvest, which is part of the countrywide Operation Phantom Phoenix.

Local Iraqis told Soldiers of Company I, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment the location of the buildings being used by al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The Soldiers inspected the buildings and identified them as booby-trapped.

Two of the buildings contained explosives and copper wire leading to all the doors.

The explosives were arranged to collapse the buildings.

The third building was in the process of being prepped as a house-born improvised explosive device.

An ordnance explosive team destroyed all three buildings in a controlled detonation.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – NORTH
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT: MNDNPAO@1AD.ARMY.MIL OR DSN 318-856-0218



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