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Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division practice a trench-clearing maneuver in training at Fort Riley, Kan., on Sept. 11, 2006. The soldiers had been out the two previous days performing training missions with blank rounds, during one of which they "captured" a high-ranking Al-Qaida leader. ..The soldiers attacked with two squads, one providing cover fire while the other advanced, went over a ring of concertina wire and cleared the trenches room by room.  They suffered two "casualties" in the assault, neither were severe. Other soldiers hid in the trench, acting as enemy, and provided resistance...Four students and a professor from the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications observed the exercise and interviewed many of the soldiers once it was completed.
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division practice a trench-clearing maneuver in training at Fort Riley, Kan., on Sept. 11, 2006. The soldiers had been out the two previous days performing training missions with blank rounds, during one of which they "captured" a high-ranking Al-Qaida leader. ..The soldiers attacked with two squads, one providing cover fire while the other advanced, went over a ring of concertina wire and cleared the trenches...
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