Thursday, January 18, 2007

Battalion detains six suspects in Operation Polar Fire

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

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Iraqi Army and coalition forces detained six suspected terrorists near Ahmed Suhel Village, approximately three miles northwest of Yusufiyah, in an air assault operation Jan 8.
The purpose of the operation, coined Polar Fire, conducted by Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Company C, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), was to deny enemy sanctuary within the area.
The multi-company air assault resulted in the capture of six alleged terrorists, two wanted by the coalition forces, two wanted by the Iraqi Army and two caught with improvised explosive-making materials in their possession.
All of the individuals have been linked to IED and mortar attacks against civilians, Iraqi security forces and coalition troops in the area.
All six suspects are being held for questioning.

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