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March 11, 2004
Release Number: 04-03-32


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TF OLYMPIA, IRAQI POLICE DETAIN THREE, COLLECT WEAPONS

MOSUL, Iraq - Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) and local Iraqi police detained personnel suspected of anticoalition activities and conducted ongoing weapons-collection operations in northern Iraq.

Iraqi police in Tall Afar detained two people who were transporting 27 rockets, 300 7.62 mm rounds and 160 pistol rounds. The individuals were taken to the Tall Afar jail for questioning.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment detained one person in Sinjar for suspected anticoalition activities. Members of the Coalition for Iraqi Unity, a concerned group of citizens in northwestern Iraq, approached 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment near Sinjar and turned in 31 rocket-propelled-grenade rounds, 52 hand grenades, two RPG launchers, 133 14.5 mm rounds, 16 115 mm rounds, 250 .30 caliber rounds and 10 100 mm rounds.

Several concerned Iraqi citizens came to 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment headquarters and turned in 130 hand grenade fuses, 65 60 mm mortar rounds and 16 120 mm mortar rounds.

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