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Attack on Police Station Results in Defeat for Insurgents

Mosul, Iraq -
- Iraqi Security Forces decisively defeated another attack by anti-Iraqi insurgents as they attempted to seize a police station in southeast Mosul on Jan. 1. Also, Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 14 people for anti-Iraqi activities during operations Saturday in northern Iraq.

An Iraqi police station in southeast Mosul came under attack by multiple rocket propelled grenade fire during a coordinated effort by insurgent fighters to overrun the station. The Iraqi Police successfully repelled the attack. This is the fifth attack on the station this week. Each attack has resulted in defeat for the insurgents and a victory for the Iraqi Security forces. This is the twelfth time since Nov. 10 that insurgents have tried but failed to overrun police stations here. Since Nov. 10, no police stations here have fallen into the hands of insurgent fighters.

Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Calvary Regiment, conducted a cordon and search in Tal Afar and detained eight people suspected of planning and conducting anti-Iraqi activities. The suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported during the operation.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon and search near the village of Ad Dinij and detained four people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities. The suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported during the operation.

Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon and search in Nadeech village and detained two people suspected of planning and conducting attacks against MNF. The suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported during the operation.

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