News: One detained, two suicide vests found during Marne Avalanche
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division
KALSU, Iraq – Paratroopers from Strike Force Geronimo detained one suspected insurgent and found multiple weapons caches during an air assault mission July 30 as part of Operation Marne Avalanche.
The search took place on an island in the Euphrates River northwest of Jurf as Sukhr, Iraq.
Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division out of Fort Richardson, Alaska, conducted an early morning raid on two target locations.
The paratroopers discovered multiple enemy weapons caches, including two suicide vests, and they detained a suspected insurgent nearby.
In addition to the suicide vests, paratroopers also found seven AK-47 assault rifles with 37 magazines of ammunition, a heavy machine gun with a drum containing 200 rounds, eight fragmentary grenades and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.