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Published:November 26th, 2006 09:20 EST
Joint Operation Detains 10, seizes cache near Euphrates

Joint Operation Detains 10, seizes cache near Euphrates

By SOP newswire

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Div., and Company D, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, detained 10 terrorist suspects and found a cache of improvised explosive device components near al Taqa, a village on the banks of the Euphrates southwest of Yusufiyah Nov. 25.

The 10 Iraqi males were caught attempting to emplace IEDs along a route which the U.S. forces were traveling. Upon questioning, the group identified a cache site. The cache contained two pressure plates, three portable phones, four six-foot bundles of wire and a 300-foot roll of copper wire.

The cache and detainees were seized as part of Operation Polar Black Diamond, a combined air assault by 4-4, 6th IA Div. and 4-31 Inf. into the former al Qaeda sanctuary approximately 20 miles southwest of Baghdad.

The detainees are being held for questioning by the Iraqi Army.