Images: Stryker Soldiers Mount Air Assault Against Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Image 9 of 9]
Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment load onto Chinook helicopters April 16. The battalion air assaulted into a farming area south of Baqubah in search of al-Qaeda in Iraq terrorists that might have fled there during a clearing operation in Buhriz two days earlier. Soldiers of 5-20 Inf. Regt., 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash., captured a dozen suspected terrorists during the 24-hour operation, including an entire cell responsible for mortar attacks on coalition forces in Baqubah. They also found several small caches which included grenades, AK-47s, ammunition, bomb-making materials and terrorist propaganda.
Date Posted:04.17.2007 15:56