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2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsBAGHDAD – The 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment’s Military Transition Team has been overseeing operations performed by the 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division for more than two months now. To effectively beef up law enforcement and security in the area, another group of Iraqis stepped up to join into the fight to make Haifa Street a safer place.
On Dec. 28, the Iraqi Army battalion teamed up with police from the Al-Jeafer Police Station in a joint operation to seize high-value targets and show the locals they had a police force they could count on, said Maj. Chris Norrie, the commander of the 4-9 MTT.
U.S. and Iraqi troops and the police targeted an area where intelligence resources reported the wanted men were staying.
The police and Iraqi soldiers stormed the building and went floor-by-floor looking for their targets. Unfortunately, none were found, but Norrie said finding high-value targets wasn’t necessarily what it was all about.
The Barton, Vt. native said that the operation between the Iraqi police and army was the first step in building a relationship that would hopefully lead to future joint operations.
According to Norrie, this was the first time in more than 16 months that the Iraqi police and army have worked together in this area.