October 15, 2003 - ?
Operation Chamberlain was designed to provide the Iraqi people with a stable and secure border in order to maintain territorial integrity. In this vein, coalition forces intercepted smugglers trying to cross the border southwest of Sinjar. As coalition forces approached the group, the smugglers opened fire on US and Coalition forces. While some of the smugglers escaped, several of them were detained, and in the operation we seized weapons and a pickup truck. Other border operations have resulted in the detention of similar individuals trying to illegally cross into Iraq with weapons and money.
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