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Operation Eagle Lightning

April 16, 2007

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), and the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, participated in Operation Eagle Lightning, as part of an effort to disrupt insurgents within the Shaka area and to deny enemy forces safe haven within that area.

The six caches consisted of a 14.5 mm anti-aircraft gun, 250 14.5 mm rounds, a sniper rifle, five empty artillery canisters, an artillery round, a canister with homemade explosives, five IEDs, eight rocket propelled grenade launchers, 200 loose rifle rounds, an RPG launcher, three ski masks, three magazine racks, two AK-47s, two flak vests, 12 AK-47 magazines, a grenade, a large caliber weapon with ammunition and an insurgent propaganda videotape.