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Operation Eagle Venture IV

June 29-30, 2007

Operation Eagle Venture IV took place between Mahmudiyah and Yusifiyah, Iraq, on June 29-30.

Soldiers of the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, in conjunction with troops of the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) from Fort Drum, N.Y., air assaulted into an area along a highway known as Route Sioux during the night. The Soldiers' mission was to set up security for the construction of a new battle position to prevent movement of anti-Iraqi forces into Baghdad.

Six Iraqi citizens were detained at checkpoints leading to the site. One of the detainees was on a U.S. persons-of-interest list, three others were on the Iraqi army's persons-of-interest list, and two carried false identification papers.