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Daily Operations Summary for January 01, 2005

Baghdad, Iraq
- Saturday, Jan 1, Multi-National Force - Iraq Forces discovered and cleared 17 improvised explosive devices, discovered and cleared eight weapons caches, conducted 12 cordons and searches of suspected anti-Iraqi Forces facilities, conducted three raids on suspected anti-Iraqi Forces facilities and detained 116 suspected AIF

As elements of the 82nd Airborne Division arrived in Mosul to provide enhanced security and stability for the upcoming January 30th elections, Multi-National Forces conducted several cordon and search operations in Mosul Friday, Dec 31 netting eight detainees and the discovery of a large weapons cache. The cache contained more than 300 mortar rounds, 30 AK-47 rifles and other weapons.

Multi-National Forces operating in Mosul were called to a Christian church where an improvised explosive devise was discovered. A United States Army explosive ordinance disposal team was called in and safely diffused the explosive devise.

Multi-National Forces conducted a successful raid in Khalidiyah, west of Baghdad, where 63 suspected anti-Iraqi force personnel were detained. A weapons cache consisting of more than 25 rockets, several mortars and other small-arms weapons were discovered near the Abu Ghraib prison. A cordon and search operation led to the detention of 4 suspected anti-Iraqi force personnel.

Multi-National Forces in Ad Duluiyah conducted three cordon and search operations yielding five detainees and two small weapons caches. Multi-National Forces also detained one suspected insurgent in Balad.

In Baghdad, a raid was conducted netting the capture of two suspected anti-Iraqi forces personnel. Multi-National Forces operating in the city encountered an improvised explosive devise during a patrol. The devise was disarmed safely and the person suspected of employing the IED was apprehended.

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