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Operation Red Light II

March 31, 2006

Iraqi Army and U.S. Soldier were said to have detained 17 anti-Iraqi forces personnel and discovered four weapons caches during Operation Red Light II in Salah Ad Din province March 31.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division, teamed with Rakkasans from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in a combined air and ground assault on suspected terrorist cells.

The four weapons cache reportedly discovered consisted of an assortment of IED making material, as well as 27,060 rounds of ammunition, 118 artillery rounds, 102 artillery projectile charges, 31 rockets, 19 rocket-propelled grenades, four surface-to-air missiles, 87 mines, 45 hand grenades, three mortar rounds, one mortar site, and one explosive stick of PE4.

The 17 detainees were taken into custody by Iraqi Army Soldiers for further questioning.