Saturday, January 06, 2007

Operation Polar Shield nabs six terrorists

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Div. PAO

YUSUFIYAH, Iraq — Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and a squad from the 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army division conducted a search-and-attack operation, resulting in six detainees near the village of al-Thobat four kilometers southwest of Yusufiyah, Iraq on Dec. 31.
The operation targeted three separate objectives in the vicinity of the village, which intelligence indicated the improvised explosive devise cells were operating and finding safe haven.
Elements of Company C, 4-31 and Troop A, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached from the 1st Cavalry Division, paired with the IA squad detained the six males during the operation.
Two of the men were wanted for their connections to IED operations in the area.
The other four individuals were detained for their belligerence when the two wanted men were confronted.
The detainees are being held for questioning.

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