July 1, 2007
Operation Bastogne took place on July 1, 2007 near the town of Muwayilihah. The operation was designed to capture members of an improvised explosive device cell operating along Highway 1 and other roads in the north Babil province. Paratroopers and Soldiers from Task Force Steel, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division detained 10 suspected insurgents during the raid.
In addition to capturing the IED cell members, the operation captured two buckets of ammunition, IED making materials and an instruction manual on how to construct IEDs.
An Operation with the same name took place in 2006