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Operation Squeeze Play

May 23-?, 2005

A joint-combat operation, Operation Squeeze Play was aimed at hunting down, killing or capturing terrorists who had been staging attacks in the Iraqi capital.

The operation began around May 23, 2005. Planning for the operation can be traced back to at least May 21, 2005. MNF-I reported that talks had touched on the issues of dealing with enemies actions in the Rusafa neighborhood Baghdad, including vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).

Units involved were two battalions from the 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division; two battalions from the 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Intervention Force; three battalions from the 2nd Brigade Special Police Commandos; and Soldiers from Task Force 2-14, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

In the first day of operation, Operation Squeeze Play had been reported to have resulted in the detention of 285 suspected terrorists in the western Baghdad district of Abu Ghraib in less than 24 hours.

A mission with the same name was conducted in 2006-2007