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February 3, 2004
Release Number: 04-02-03


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ARROWHEAD BRIGADE DETAINS SUSPECTS, COLLECTS ARMS IN MOSUL

MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) under the operational control of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) detained personnel suspected of anti-Coalition activities and recovered weapons and other explosives in northern Iraq Sunday.

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment conducted a cordon-and-knock operation in Mosul and detained four personnel 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, came to the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment tactical operations center in Tallafar and turned in 13 rocket-propelled grenade rounds, seven boosters, 36 hand grenades, an AK-47 rifle, a submachine gun, 1 RPG launcher, 10 82 mm mortar rounds and 74 .30 cal rounds.

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.

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