Operation Soda Mountain
July 12, 2003 - July 17, 2003
Operation Soda Mountain was the second major operation conducted by coalition forces since the end of major combat phase in Iraq. Begun on July 12, 2003, it concluded on July 17, 2003, and included the sub-operation called Ivy Serpent.
The mission of Operation Soda Mountain was to increase reconnaissance and presence throughout the whole of Iraq to deter, disrupt and rapidly defeat attacks on coalition forces.
During the course of Operation Soda Mountain, 141 raids were conducted, resulting in the capture of 611 individuals, including 62 former regime leaders. 4,397 mortar rounds, 1,346 rocket-propelled grenades, and 635 various and other weapons were also seized. This total excludes results achieved as part of Operation Ivy Serepent.
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