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April 26, 2004
Release Number: 04-04-24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TF OLYMPIA SOLDIERS DETAIN 14, DESTROY IED, CONFISCATE WEAPONS
MOSUL, Iraq - Task Force Olympia Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 14 people wanted for anti-Coalition activities, destroyed an improvised explosive device and collected a variety of weapons and munitions in Northern Iraq April 23.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment conducted cordon and searches in the northeast neighborhood of Hashimiyah and detained 14 people wanted for planning and conducting attacks against Coalition forces. During the searches, IED-making materials were discovered and confiscated.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment discovered an IED on a road leading out of northern Mosul. Iraqi Police secured the site and the IED was destroyed. No injuries were reported.
Members of the Coalition for Iraqi Unity, a concerned group of citizens in northwestern Iraq, approached Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 14th Calvary west of Tall Afar near the Syrian border and turned in a large cache of weapons consisting of 351 100mm artillery rounds, 12 82mm mortar rounds, 10 hand grenades, five rocket propelled grenade launchers and one SA-7 rocket.
The same unit reported another weapons turn-in by an Iraqi citizen in Tall Afar that consisted of five 120mm mortar rounds, 22 60mm mortar rounds and five 60mm mortar tubes.
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