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Latest photos from the 24th MEU

Jan 19, 2005

A Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit guards prisoners captured during an early-morning raid in Jabella, Iraq, Jan. 19.::n::Six CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters ferrying a joint strike force -- composed of elements of the Iraqi SWAT team, the 24th MEU’s Force Reconnaissance platoon and U.S. Army troops -- swarmed the target, a crop of houses believed to shelter a number of militants and a stockpile of weapons and munitions. ::n::The raid kicked off Operation Checkmate, a fresh offensive aimed at disrupting insurgent activity ahead of national elections later this month.::n::::n::(Official USMC Photo by Cpl. Sarah A. Beavers. This photo is cleared for release.)::n::

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