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Operation Flea Flicker

Sept 14, 2005

The 1st Battalion, 9th Feild Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team along with soldiers from the Iraqi Public Order Brigade undertook Operation Flea Flicker in the early morning hours of September 14, 2005. The combined forces conducted cordon and search operations in the city of Zafaraniya, discovering a number of minor weapons as well as a 60 mm mortar round. The goal was to secure the area in anticipation of anti-Iraqi activity aimed at disrupting the Oct. 15 referendum on the constitution.