Credit: 1st Infantry Division Headquarters, Wasit Province, Iraq, March 13th, 2010
Soldiers from Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment emplace an Unattended Ground Sensor during a nighttime operation February 25th, 2010. The sensors allow the Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement to track potential smugglers and their routes, making sure their illegal cargo does not enter Iraq.
The border between Iraq and Iran is heavily guarded, with numerous forts on both sides. However, illegal weapons and other dangerous items are still carried into Iraq by smugglers who supply extremists fighting against the Iraqi government.
The Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement is tasked with dealing with security and interdicting smuggling along the border. With tactical and technological assistance from A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, the DBE’s 3rd Battalion, 7th Brigade keeps a watch on the border with Iran in Wasit Province.
***Posted March 29th, 2010