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Operation Grenada

July 7, 2007

Operation Grenada took place on July 7, 2007 near Tunis. Paratroopers of 3rd Battalion, 509th Airborne, and Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division conducted an assault on the ringleader of a cell responsible for conducting rocket and improvised explosive device attacks on the people and security forces of North Babilan. The paratroopers simultaneously surrounding the target's house with tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles.

During the operation Task Force Steel also captured two other cell members along with a rangefinder used to aim and target rocket attacks, IED materials, two AK-47 assault rifles with 600 rounds of ammunition, and militia propaganda. In addition to the cell leader, cell members, weapons and materials, the Task Force also captured a truck that tested positive for exposure to explosive materials.