July 4th, 2007 06:43 EST
Iraqi Army Forces destroy IED factory near Karmah
FALLUJAH – Iraqi Army Forces discovered and destroyed an al Qaeda improvised explosive device factory during an early morning operation northeast of Fallujah July 2.
Iraqi Soldiers located the factory, which contained homemade explosives, nitric acid containers and numerous other hidden explosives, on a remote compound in the vicinity of Karmah. Ground forces destroyed the homemade explosives in place and, after clearing the area, utilized close air support to destroy the complex.
The destruction of the terrorist IED factory will greatly inhibit al Qaeda in Iraq attacks in the Fallujah and Karmah areas leading into Baghdad.
Coalition Forces were present as advisors. No Iraqi or Coalition Forces were injured during this operation.
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
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