PHOTOS: Operation Ultra Magnus: Firefight at al Qaeda Safehouse

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Cpl. Adam Margio and Spc. Randy Stevens engage al Qaeda in Iraq operatives who fired on them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.
Cpl. Adam Margio and Spc. Randy Stevens engage al Qaeda in Iraq operatives who fired on them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.

Cpl. Adam Margio and Spc. Randy Stevens from 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, from Fort Lewis, Wash., engage al Qaeda in Iraq operatives who fired on them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus. The Soldiers killed four al Qaeda members (AQI) and wounded another during the safehouse raid.

Soldiers 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron return fire at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives firing at them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.
Soldiers 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron return fire at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives firing at them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.

Soldiers 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, from Fort Lewis, Wash., return fire at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives firing at them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus.

Spc. Mabour Atem, Sgt. David Bokor and Spc. Nicholas Morgan return fire at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives firing at them from trees.
Spc. Mabour Atem, Sgt. David Bokor and Spc. Nicholas Morgan return fire at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives firing at them from trees.

Spc. Mabour Atem, Sgt. David Bokor and Spc. Nicholas Morgan 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, from Fort Lewis, Wash., return fire at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives firing at them from trees near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus. Earlier the troops working side by side with the Iraqis, cleared the village of al Qaeda, and an Apache helicopter working with the Soldiers spotted someone fleeing the village to the safehouse. When the Soldiers arrived at the home, a fierce, 20-minute gun battle ensured. Four AQI operatives were killed and a fifth was wounded. No Coalition Forces were harmed during any phase of the three-day operation.

Sgt. David Bokor, Alpha Section team leader fires at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives near an insurgent safehous.
Sgt. David Bokor, Alpha Section team leader fires at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives near an insurgent safehous.

Sgt. David Bokor, Alpha Section team leader, 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, from Fort Lewis, Wash., fires at al Qaeda in Iraq operatives near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus.

Sgt. 1st Class James Tembrock, platoon sergeant, Task Force Iron, fires his M4 rifle during a firefight with al Qaeda in Iraq operatives near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.
Sgt. 1st Class James Tembrock, platoon sergeant, Task Force Iron, fires his M4 rifle during a firefight with al Qaeda in Iraq operatives near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.

Sgt. 1st Class James Tembrock, platoon sergeant of 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, from Fort Lewis, Wash., fires his M-4 rifle during a firefight with al Qaeda in Iraq operatives near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus. Coalition Forces killed four AQI members who were using the home as a base of operations to conduct terrorist activities in southern Diyala Province.

First Lt. Ron Vinyard, platoon leader, during Operation Ultra Magnus.
First Lt. Ron Vinyard, platoon leader, during Operation Ultra Magnus.

First Lt. Ron Vinyard, platoon leader, 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, from Fort Lewis, Wash., throws a grenade at an enemy position south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus. A 20-minute firefight ensued when Coalition Forces raided the al Qaeda in Iraq safehouse. Coalition Forces killed four enemy insurgents and wounded a fifth. No Coalition Forces were hurt.

A Soldier from 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, searches for al Qaeda in Iraq operatives after a firefight.
A Soldier from 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, searches for al Qaeda in Iraq operatives after a firefight.

A Soldier from 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, searches for al Qaeda in Iraq operatives after a firefight near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus. Coalition Forces exchanged gunfire with enemy insurgents for 20 minutes during the raid.

1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team soldiers search for al Qaeda in Iraq operatives after a firefight near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village.
1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team soldiers search for al Qaeda in Iraq operatives after a firefight near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village.

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, search for al Qaeda in Iraq operatives after a firefight near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus.

Coalition Forces exchanged gunfire with enemy insurgents for 20 minutes, killing four and wounding another.

Spc. Billy Cassis, Sgt. Brandon Dean and other Soldiers, walk away from vehicle they torched near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.
Spc. Billy Cassis, Sgt. Brandon Dean and other Soldiers, walk away from vehicle they torched near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq.

Spc. Billy Cassis, Sgt. Brandon Dean and other Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Task Force Iron, walk away from vehicle they torched near an insurgent safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus. The vehicle was used by al Qaeda in Iraq operatives to conduct mission in southern Diyala Province.

Three AK47s, AK 47 magazines, a RPK rifle, a pistol and grenades taken from an al Qaeda in Iraq safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Iraq, raided by Coalition Forces in Operation Ultra Magnus.
Three AK47s, AK-47 magazines, a RPK rifle, a pistol and grenades taken from an al Qaeda in Iraq safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Iraq, raided by Coalition Forces in Operation Ultra Magnus.

Three AK-47s, about 15 full AK-47 magazines, a RPK rifle, one pistol and several grenades were taken from an al Qaeda in Iraq safehouse south of Hussein Hamadi village, Diyala Province, Iraq, that was raided by Coalition Forces Oct. 29 during Operation Ultra Magnus.

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