Saturday, January 06, 2007

Iraqi and Mountain soldiers detain 82 in operation

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

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Soldiers of 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 suspected terrorists during a combat operation in just 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 soldiers to gather intelligence about improvised explosive device cells in the area.
After the soldiers conducted a search of the 33 houses in the area they detained 82 suspected terrorists, 13 of whom were taken into long-term detention for emplacing IEDs along routes within the Black Hawk’s area of operation.
The rest of the detainees were released after further questioning.

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