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Operation Ardennes
Part of Iraq War
Date 17 June 2007
Location Muwayllihah, Iraq
Result Detained 2 suspected insurgents
United States United States
Iraq Iraq
Iraqi Insurgency
Casualties and losses
4 wounded 2 captured

Operation Ardennes was part of the Iraq War.


Iraqi Security Forces and Fort Richardson Paratroopers conducted a joint raid in Muwayllihah, Iraq, to deny insurgents refuge and prevent them from emplacing improvised explosive devices 14 June.

Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division and ISF detained two suspected insurgents during the operation dubbed Joint Operation Ardennes.

"Operation Ardennes was an excellent starting point for future joint operations with 2nd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Security Forces," said Staff Sgt. Clifton Talley, the fire support noncommissioned officer for C Company, from Cookeville, Tenn. "Working with this platoon was a great experience for Coalition Forces and Iraqi Security Forces alike."

Operation Ardennes yielded two suspected insurgents wanted for their potential involvement in targeting Iraqi and Coalition Forces with improvised explosive devices and for their involvement in sectarian violence.

Military Units InvolvedEdit

US forces reported to be involved were
Iraqi Forces reported to be involved
  • Iraqi Security Forces


No US deaths were reported during the operation, however four US soldiers were wounded during the operation.


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