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Operation Polar Black Diamond

November 25, 2006

Operation Polar Black Diamond, was a combined air assault by 4-4, 6th IA Div. and 4-31 Inf. into the former al Qaeda sanctuary approximately 20 miles southwest of Baghdad that was conducted on Nov 25, 2007.

Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Div., and Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, detained 10 enemy suspects and found a cache of improvised explosive device components near al Taqa, a village on the banks of the Euphrates southwest of Yusufiyah.

The 10 Iraqi males were caught attempting to emplace IEDs along a route which the U.S. forces were traveling. Upon questioning, the group identified a cache site. The cache contained two pressure plates, three portable phones, four six-foot bundles of wire and a 300-foot roll of copper wire.