G.N.F. part 2

1st Cavalry News

Iraqi Army conducts Operation Tiger Hammer in Adhamiyah  

2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs

           BAGHDAD — Iraqi Army soldiers conducted a battalion-sized cordon and search operation in the Adhamiyah District of the Iraqi capital June 7.
           The combined mission, dubbed Operation Tiger Hammer was conducted by elements of the 1st and 3rd battalions of the 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division with support provided by Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, operating in Baghdad with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
           The four-hour operation netted nine detainees and 38 illegal weapons.
           Just after sunrise, the U.S. troops established blocking positions around the neighborhood while the Iraqi units fanned out through the narrow streets, searching houses and apartment complexes room-by-room for weapons and contraband.
           “This just shows the commitment of the Iraqi Army to protecting the people of Adhamiyah by going after criminals and terrorists who want to create instability and hinder progress,” said Capt. Leon McGill, of Waynesville, Missouri, a U.S. military transition team advisor.

Boston native Staff Sgt. Robin Johnson (left), with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, and an Iraqi Army soldier from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division, work together during Operation Tiger Hammer, a combined cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 7. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Boston native Staff Sgt. Robin Johnson (left), with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, and an Iraqi Army soldier from 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division, work together during Operation Tiger Hammer, a combined cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 7. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)Spc. Dustin Graves (right), a York, Pa., native with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, and a soldier from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division pull security during Operation Tiger Hammer, a combined cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 7. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)Spc. Dustin Graves (right), a York, Pa., native with Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, and a soldier from the 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Division pull security during Operation Tiger Hammer, a combined cordon and search mission in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah District June 7. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

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