Monday, December 11, 2006

Operation Black Eagle

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. PAO

Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, Iraq – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division with advisors from Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment., 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division detained 5 suspected terrorists, a cache of weapons and a stockpile of al-Qaeda-in-Iraq propaganda near Mahmudiayh today (Dec.9).
Based on detailed intelligence gathered from previous operations, 2-4-6 IA conducted a raid on a small building complex targeting an improvised explosive device cell, blamed for several attacks against coalition and Iraqi security forces.
As the IA Soldiers raided the objective, they detained two individuals and observed three more attempting to escape.
The IA soldiers, using communication and maneuver, pinpointed and detained the three men in a canal.
Found on the premises were two AK-47 assault rifles, a mortar cleaning kit, a shotgun, and a mortar explosive charge.
Also found were al-Qaeda propaganda and a series of documents indicating that this cell was planning to attack Iraqi Army checkpoints in the near future.
The detainees are being held for questioning.

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