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U.S. Army Sgt. Nicholas Serio, an intelligence gather with 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, photographs weapons left behind by anti-Iraqi insurgents at a camp site near the Euphrates River not far from the town of Jurf As Sukr, North Babil province, Iraq, July 30. The camp site was found by paratroopers from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment (A-3/509th PIR), during an early morning raid targeting key members of the insurgency. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Sean A. Foley)

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.


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Date Taken:08.02.2007

Date Posted:08.02.2007 06:28

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