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Operation Lion's Hunt

April 29 - ?, 2006

Nearly 1,500 Iraqi soldiers and police began Operation Lion's Hunt April 29. They were supported by a small number of Task Force Band of Brother Soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

The operation was aimed at introducing a large Iraqi security presence into the area around Tikrit in an effort to detain terrorists. After four days, the security forces detained 39 known or suspected terrorists.