ID and Task Force Ironhorse Operations
TIKRIT, Iraq – 4th Infantry Division and Task
Force Ironhorse conducted 207 patrols and four raids and captured
10 individuals Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
of the patrols were joint operations conducted with the Iraqi
police, Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and Border Guard.
equipment confiscated in raids and patrols throughout the Task
Force Ironhorse area of operation include 71 AK-47 assault rifles,
three pistols, one machine gun, ten rocket-propelled-grenade rounds,
four mortar systems, 26 mortar rounds, three grenades, one bag
of artillery propellant, one roll of detonation cord, ten shotgun
shells, a pound and a half of plastic explosives, 21 AK-47 magazines,
12.7 mm anti-aircraft ammunition, one can of pistol ammunition,
two protective masks and two improvised explosive devices.
Ironhorse soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14 Infantry Regiment conducted
a raid Thursday southeast of Tuz and captured two individuals
suspected in anticoalition attacks in the towns of Hafriyah and
Luqum. The soldiers confiscated two AK-47 assault rifles, four
AK-47 magazines, one machine gun and two protective masks.
Division soldiers and Iraqi police conducted a joint raid in Buhriz
in Diyala Province Thursday. Soldiers from the 588th Engineer
Group and 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment captured seven individuals
suspected in attacks against Coalition forces in Buhriz. Three
of the seven individuals were the targets of the raid. The soldiers
confiscated 57 AK-47 assault rifles during the raid.
Ironhorse soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery
conducted a joint raid with coalition soldiers Wednesday in Madiawa.
The raid was conducted based on information that a suspected terrorist
cell leader, Sabir Ali, would be in the town. Coalition forces
captured Ali and his son, both of whom are being detained for
Division soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 67th Armor and 3rd Battalion,
68th Armor Regiment captured seven individuals suspected of being
involved in an IED attack that wounded one Task Force Ironhorse
soldier Thursday near Hadid. Soldiers pursued a motorcycle and
a black four-door Opel sedan following the attack. The individual
on the motorcycle dismounted and attempted to flee the scene on
foot but was wounded by small-arms fire. The wounded individual
escaped but was captured later. Soldiers stopped the black Opel
and captured three individuals. Soldiers also captured three other
individuals in a building near the IED attack. The wounded individual
is being treated at a local hospital under guard, and the six
other individuals are being held at a coalition detention center.
Ironhorse soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
conducted weapons-compliance inspections at political party headquarters
throughout Kirkuk. They inspected 27 buildings and confiscated
a variety of weapons, including nine AK-47s, 17 AK-47 magazines,
one bayonet, one hand grenade, one pistol and one 60 mm mortar
base plate. Two individuals were detained for making threats against
Coalition forces conducting the inspections.
Division soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment
conducted a raid to capture individuals responsible for bombing
a health clinic in Baqubah last month. The soldiers captured two
individuals during the raid. They are being questioned about the
turned in one RPG launcher, three 60 mm mortar systems and 20
60 mm mortar rounds to 4th Infantry Division soldiers at Forward
Operating Base Gabe near Baqubah Thursday.
Division soldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment conducted
a raid near Tarmiyah Thursday to capture a suspected financier
for anticoalition forces operating in Tarmiyah. The soldiers captured
five individuals including the target of the raid and two members
of his family. The individuals are being held for questioning.
Division soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment conducted
a raid against anticoalition forces north of Muqdadiyah Friday.
The soldiers captured three individuals suspected in mortar attacks
in the area. Soldiers confiscated two AK-47 assault rifles, one
9 mm pistol, one flare gun and 12.7 mm antiaircraft ammunition.
There were no injuries or damage to equipment during the raid.
A former Iraqi
Civil Defense Corps soldier reported a weapons cache to a 4th
Infantry Division combat patrol from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry
Regiment located southeast of Al Ouja at approximately Friday.
The patrol discovered a cache of 18 82 mm mortar rounds. The soldiers
secured the cache until it could be destroyed.