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Soldiers Detain 13 Suspected Insurgents

Baghdad, Iraq
- Thirteen suspected insurgents were detained by Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, during a late-night raid Jan. 1.

Three of the men were wanted by Multi-National Forces Iraq for attacks on the city's Highway 5. They were picked up at home in Baghdad's Al Rashid District.

Besides detaining the 13 men, the Soldiers found two AK-47 rifles, one 9mm pistol, 75 rounds of 9mm ammunition, detonation cord and material to build improvised explosive devices.

Officials with 1-8 Cav. said the detonation cord found matches cord found at the sites of previous IED attacks in the area. Several of the weapons also tested positive for recent firing, officials said.


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