Thursday, January 18, 2007

82 detained in joint operation

2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI) Public Affairs

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Troop B, “Black Hawks,” 1st Squadron, 89th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) detained 82 suspects terrorists during a combat operation north of Yusufiyah, Iraq Jan. 2.
The operation, “Operation Swift Justice,” intended to deny anti-Iraqi forces sanctuary in the Yusufiyah area and enabled U.S. and Iraqi troops to gather intelligence about improvised explosive device cells in the area.
After the troops conducted a search of 33 homes in the area, they detained 82 suspects. Thirteen suspects were taken into custody for their involvement in emplacing IEDs along routes within the Black Hawk’s area of operation.
The rest of the detainees were released after questioning.

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