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Operation Lions of Ramadi

March 20, 2007

The western Ramadi district police conducted a massive police operation targeting insurgents in Ramadi. More than 500 policemen conducted house-to-house searches in the capital city of Anbar province.

During the 10-hour Operation Lions of Ramadi, police detained more than 45 suspected insurgents, confiscated propaganda material and discovered several caches containing assault rifles, machine guns, and mortar and artillery shells used to produce improvised explosive devices. Insurgents using an IED during the operation killed one civilian and injured five. The wounded were transported by local citizens to a nearby joint security station, then evacuated to a coalition medical facility for further treatment.