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Operation Sidewinder

June 29, 2003 - July 7, 2003

Operation Sidewinder was a supporting operation of Operation Desert Scorpion. It was conducted in Iraq from June 29 to July 7, 2003.

During the operation, the 4th Infantry Division was tasked to secure Highway 1 and 2 north of Baghdad from Ba'ath attacks against coalition and other civilian traffic.

According to DOD officials, Operation Sidewinder had yielded 282 detainees and resulted in the seizure of 96 small arms, three heavy machine guns, 217 RPGs, 200 60-millimeter mortar rounds, 132 small arms, and documents.

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