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10th Division, Iraqi Army

The 10th Division, Iraqi Army is composed of the 38th, 39th, 40th, and 41st Brigades, the 10th Motorized Transportation Regiment, and a Headquarters and Service Company.

As of April 2006 the 10th Division was deployed in the Maysan, Dhi Qar, Muthanna, and Basrah Provinces. The 10th Division, Iraqi Army was paired with British units stationed in Southern Iraq. The 10th Division was composed of the 1st and 2nd Brigades with 2 more Brigades still in formation stages in April of 2006.

By 2008, the Iraqi Army as a whole had attempted to rationalize its unit designations for brigades, redesignating all 54 brigades to start in sequence starting with the 1st Brigade, 1st Division.

Iraqi and American troops found a weapons cache during Operation Chattahoochee, a cooperative effort to search Maysan Province by ground, water and air for illegal munitions on 18 March 2009. The 2nd Battalion, 41st Iraqi Army Brigade, with assistance from Battery A, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, located a collection of rocket fuses, electronic timers and printed technical data for launching rockets during the operation.

During operations in late 2009, the 10th Division, Iraqi Army captured dozens of explosively formed penetrator plates, magnetic car sticky bombs, rocket-propelled grenades, hundreds of machine guns, assault rifles, and thousands of small-arms rounds. Additionally, over a hundred rockets, artillery rounds and mortar shells were collected from cache sites between the arid dunes of northern Maysan and the marshes in the south of the province. Among the confiscated items were rocket rails, radios and gas masks.

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