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Published:May 6th, 2007 05:59 EST
Iraqi National Police coordinates with 1-15 Infantry to combat extremists

Iraqi National Police coordinates with 1-15 Infantry to combat extremists

By SOP newswire

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – U.S. Army Apache helicopters killed eight to 10 insurgents southeast of Salman Pak, Iraq, following a short clash between Iraqi National Police and extremists late Friday night.
 
Extremists engaged Iraqi National Police with machine-gun fire and mortars at a checkpoint along a main thoroughfare outside of Salman Pak. Coalition AH-64 attack helicopters from the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment were on site within minutes of Company C, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division relaying reports from the INP.
 
The attack helicopters identified two trucks fleeing the scene, both with multiple armed occupants. The attack helicopters engaged the trucks destroying both vehicles and killing eight to 10 extremists.

1-15 Infantry is a part of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Benning, Ga. and the 1-227th Aviation is part of the 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas.

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