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Soldiers Aid Attack Victims

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2005 – Soldiers of the 155th Brigade Combat Team provided medical assistance to Iraqi victims of terrorist violence today.

Terrorists fired mortar rounds near the Taheer Patrol Base, near Musayyib, Iraq, at about 7:30 a.m. None of the six round fired landed within the base.

The soldiers, assigned to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, responded by sending a five-man medical team, including a physician, to the scene to assist Iraqi medical personnel on site. Civil affairs personnel also responded by taking medical supplies to the area.

The wounded were taken to the Musayyib hospital, and one civilian was airlifted to the 86th Combat Surgical Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

On April 27, in Hawija, Task Force Liberty and Iraqi army soldiers detained six individuals after coming under attack from an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire earlier in the day.

The soldiers responded by conducting a joint search of houses in the eastern part of Hawija.

Three of the detained individuals are suspected of placing IEDs, and the other three were detained for weapons-possession violations.

No task force or Iraqi army soldiers were injured in the search or the earlier attacks.

(Based on Multinational Force Iraq press releases.)

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