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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

April 29, 2004
Release Number: 04-04-31


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TF DANGER SOLDIERS DETAIN SIX, CONFISCATE WEAPON CACHES

TIKRIT, IRAQ - Soldiers from Task Force Danger detained six suspects and confiscated several large weapon caches during three raids in north central Iraq April 28.

In a 9 a.m. raid, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment detained six suspects near Tikrit. The suspects were discovered loading munitions and scrap metal into a vehicle. The soldiers confiscated 30 120mm mortar rounds and 8 with fuses. The detainees were turned over to the Iraqi Police.

In a second raid around 10:20 a.m., Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 150th Armor Regiment located a weapon cache near Mandeli containing 122 rocket-propelled grenade rounds.

In a final raid at 5:30 p.m., Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment located a large weapon cache near Baqubah containing 1,500 14.5mm rounds.

All the weapon caches were transported to nearby military facilities for later destruction.

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