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Daily Operations Summary for January 2, 2005

Baghdad, Iraq
-- Sunday, Jan. 2, Multi-National Force - Iraq forces discovered and cleared six improvised explosive devices, discovered and cleared 16 weapons caches, conducted five cordons and searches of suspected anti-Iraqi forces facilities, conducted four raids on suspected anti-Iraqi forces facilities and detained 117 suspected AIF

Marines operating in Fallujah were notified by a civilian of an improvised explosive device hidden in a city street by insurgent forces. An explosive ordinance disposal team was called in and the device was safely diffused. Multi-National Forces conducting search and cordon operations west of Baghdad detained 27 suspected anti-Iraqi force personnel. Cordon and search operations near Abu Ghurayb led to the discovery of three weapons caches while cordon and search operation is Fallujah netted two weapons caches. Multi-National Forces conducting clearing operations in Husaybah captured seven suspected anti-Iraqi force personnel and confiscated a small weapons cache.

Cordon and search operations in and around the Baghdad area yielded seven detainees and the discovery of two small weapons caches. Two cordon and search operations near Mosul netted six detainees. First Infantry Division soldiers operating in Hawija detained nine while Multi-National Forces in Duluiyah discovered a small weapons cache while on a routine patrol.

In partnership with the Iraqi government, the Multi-National Forces conduct full spectrum counter-insurgency operations to isolate and neutralize former regime extremists and foreign terrorists. The Force also organizes, trains and equips Iraqi security forces to create a security environment that allows all Iraqi people to live in peace.

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