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Operation Sweeney

October 15, 2003 - ?

This operation is designed to prevent smuggling operations in the south, near the Al Faw Peninsula. By October 16, 2003 the United States had arrested about 75 individuals, seized 20 full barges, 15 empty barges, eight oil boats, 36 petroleum tankers and nine pickup trucks containing fuel, and 10 fuel pumps. As part of this effort, Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, operating from the USS Peleliu, went ashore in Iraq to assist in this operation.

The EOD mission during Operation Sweeney is humanitarian and tactical in nature.

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