American Forces Press Service

Soldiers Detain Suspects, Collect Arms in Mosul>

American Forces Press Service

MOSUL, Iraq, Feb. 3, 2004 - Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division -- Stryker Brigade Combat Team -- detained people suspected of anti-coalition activities and recovered weapons and other explosives in northern Iraq Feb. 1.

The unit is under the operational control of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon-and-knock operation in Mosul and detained four people associated with anti-coalition activities, including one target suspected of involvement in planning attacks on coalition forces.

Members of the Coalition for Iraqi Unity, a concerned group of citizens in northwestern Iraq, turned in 13 rocket-propelled grenade rounds, seven boosters, 36 hand grenades, an AK-47 assault rifle, a submachine gun, an RPG launcher, 10 82 mm mortar rounds and 74 .30-caliber rounds to coalition soldiers.

Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment secured two mines, 10 kilograms of TNT and an electronic activation device along a thoroughfare south of Mosul. Members of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps removed the improvised explosive device.

(Courtesy of Combined Joint Task Force 7.)

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