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Operation Arrowhead Strike 9

March 20 - April 26, 2007

Operation Arrowhead Strike 9, which began on March 20, 2007 was an operation that was to clear west-central Baghdad's Mansour security district. The "Arrowhead Brigade" soldiers worked throughout the 36-day campaign with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, which controls the battle space, and Iraqi forces.

During the operation their were three confirmed enemys killed in close combat, 161 suspects detained for questioning, and 42 of them were placed in long-term detention. Two kidnap victims were also rescued, after being found chained in empty houses.

The largest yeald of the operation came in terms of 92 weapons caches found during the operation. The troops captured and destroyed 356 small arms, mortars and or rocket-propelled grenades, 147 explosive munitions, three car bombs, two suicide vests, and 143 completed or partial roadside bombs.

Some of these munitions were from Iran, China and former Warsaw Pact countries.