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Operation United Front

May 6, 2006

Iraqi security forces and units from the Multi-National Division - Baghdad's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted Operation United Front May 6 in an effort to capture anti-Iraqi forces and seize weapons caches in the neighborhood of Ameriya.

The combined force of over 1,300 personnel included Iraqi National Police from 5th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, and soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment. Iraqi police cordoned off the neigborhood of approximately 150,000 people in the early morning hours while MND-B engineers cleared routes and other soldiers searched the area.