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Iraqi Security Forces, Multi-National Forces Detain 64 Outside of Tal Afar

Mosul, Iraq -- Iraqi Security forces and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 64 people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities and collected a large amount of weapons and munitions during operations Dec. 4 in northern Iraq.

Iraqi National Guard soldiers and Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment conducted a large-scale cordon and search operation in the town of Avgani near Tal Afar and where they detained 64 people suspected of planning and conducting attacks against MNF and Iraqi Security forces.

During a search of the town, a large amount of weapons and munitions were seized that included one 120mm mortar tube, three 120mm mortar rounds, two 82mm mortar tubes, 26 82mm mortar rounds, two 60mm mortar tubes, 14 60mm mortar rounds, three improvised rocket launchers, five 122mm high-explosive artillery rounds, seven 107mm rockets, 22 rocket propelled grenade rockets, 19 rifle grenades, 19 hand grenades, one warhead for anti-aircraft missile, two 82mm recoilless rifle rounds, 17 AK-47s, seven pistols, one machine gun, six bags of propellant, 12 chemical protective masks, two chemical protective suits, one set of night vision goggles and miscellaneous switches and wires.

All 64 suspects are in custody undergoing questioning with no ISF or MNF injuries reported during the operation.

Release #041205d

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