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Operation Chepultepec

May 24, 2006

Iraqi security forces supported by Coalition forces conducted Operation Chepultepec May 24 in the Ubaydah region of Southern Lutafiyah in response to reported kidnappings and increased sectarian violence in the area.

Approximately 500 Iraqi Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, supported by Soldiers from Multi-National Division - Baghdad's 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and more than 100 Iraqi police conducted the raid. Iraqi police and Coalition forces provided the outer cordon while the Iraqi Army soldiers advanced to their objective.

As a result of the raid, the Iraqi Army detained 12 suspects and captured several weapons.