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Operation Geronimo Strike

July 3, 2007

Operation Geronimo Strike took place on July 3, 2007, near Jurf As Sukhr. Company B, 1st Battalion, 501st Airborne, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division Paratroopers discovered several houses used by al Qaeda to meet, train and hide weapons. The operation was conducted to prevent anti-Iraqi operations and attacks, and was an air assault raid on Kalsu's Fish Farms area.

While the Paratroopers were searching the area, they discovered two houses filled with weapons and explosives. A third house was booby trapped. Because one of the houses was also booby trapped, the commander called in AH-64 Apache helicopters to destroy the three buildings. Paratroopers found two anti-aircraft rounds in a fourth house, which was not destroyed.