Operation Eagle Ares

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Operation Eagle Ares
Part of Iraq War
Date 12 July 2007
Location east of Lutifiyah, Iraq
Result American victory
Belligerents
United States United States Army
Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg New Iraqi Army
Iraqi insurgency
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg Abboud Qanbar
United States David Petraeus
unknown
Strength
~90,000 [1] unknown
Casualties and losses
None 46 captured

Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers nabbed 46 men suspected of involvement with the al Qaeda network 12 July 2007 under the cover of darkness, east of Lutifiyah, Iraq.

Troops of the 4th Brigade, Iraqi 6th Division and Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y., air assaulted in the area, and then began searching reeds along canals for weapons caches.

The combined air assault detained 29 men on the Iraqi army’s list of persons of interest, and 14 others who were identified by sources as terrorists. Three other men detained were taken for questioning on suspicion of terrorist activity.

The detainees were taken to FOB Mahmudiyah for questioning.

Participating Units[edit]

American Units[edit]

  • 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)

Iraqi Units[edit]

  • 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division

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