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Soldiers with 4-14 Cav 172nd Stryker Battalion sweep through the streets of Shula - a predominantly Shiite area of northwestern Baghdad - on Sat. August 19, 2006.  The 172nd was extended at the last moment - with portions of the brigade already back in the States - when they were called upon to bolster security forces in Baghdad seeking to get a handle on a massive wave of sectarian killings in the Iraqi capital. This effort - labelled Operation Together Forward - has thus far seen US and Iraqi forces conduct cordon and searches of four of the most violence-plagued districts in the capital.