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Operation Bow Country

July 5, 2005

A combined force of the 2nd Public Order Brigade and the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participated in Operation Bow Country on July 5, 2005.

The operation was aimed at clearing areas in far-east Baghdad of enemy activity, to find weapons and ammunition caches, and to develop intelligence on insurgent activity.

The joint force discovered a cache containing six AK-47s, a RPK machine gun, two rocket-propelled grenades with a launcher and two pistols. Later in the morning, Soldiers found another cache with nine AK-47s wrapped in burlap and plastic, 1,000 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, a protective vest and a 122-millimeter artillery shell. One suspected insurgent was detained in connection with the second cache.

An After Action Review meeting was held on July 9 at FOB Loyalty between the leaders of the two units.