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Operation Iron Triangle

May 9-11, 2006

Coalition and Iraqi troops raided an insurgent training camp southwest of Tikrit as part of Operation Iron Triangle May 9-11. Approximately 200 soldiers from the 4th Iraqi Army Division and about 230 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division assaulted the nearly 60-square-mile Muthana Chemical Complex after intelligence sources identified it as the location of a training camp. The soldiers used CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters in the assault.

The Muthana complex had been shut down by the United Nations after Saddam's regime fell. The operation resulted in the detention of 200 suspected terrorists and the confiscation of weapons and propaganda materials.