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Operation Wilderness

September 16, 2006

Iraqi army soldiers from the 8th Iraqi Army Division, along with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers, conducted Operation Wilderness in the city of Diwaniyah and the Qadissiyah province on Sept 16,2006.

The operation was geared toward capturing enemies suspected of numerous attacks on innocent Iraqi civilians, Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces, in the area over the past few weeks.

In the pre-dawn hours, 8th IAD soldiers conducted a cordon-and-search of houses suspected of harboring the suspects as well as buildings suspected of being used to store illegal weapons as 2nd BCT Soldiers secured routes into and out of the city.