On April 3, 2006, Iraqi Soldiers from 1ST Battalion, 1ST Brigade, 6th DIV from Forward Operating Base Independence conducted Mulhallah 637 Clearance Operations to deny insurgents the opportunity to freely operate in the region. Homes were searched and the area was cordoned. A soldier provides outter security to fellow troops inside.(U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Kevin L. Moses Sr.) (Released)