Monday, December 11, 2006

Operation Eagle Track nets two terrorists, cache of weapons

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. PAO

Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, Iraq – Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division with advisors from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment., 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division detained 11 suspected terrorists and a cache of weapons at about 11:50 a.m. on Thursday near Lutifuyah, 35 km south of Baghdad.
A patrol from 1st Bn. was searching the area on a tip from locals and discovered components of mortar rounds, two rocket propelled grenade propellant charges, a 130 mm artillery round rigged as an improvised explosive devise and two Russian-made rifles.
The detainees were found in nearby residences.
The detainees are being held for questioning.

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