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Daily Operations Summary for January 5, 2005

Baghdad -- Today
, Multi-National Forces (MNF) discovered and cleared nine improvised explosive devices and eight weapons caches. MNF also conducted six cordon and searches of suspected Anti-Iraqi Forces (AIF) facilities and detained 63 suspected AIF.

A local Iraqi citizen reported the location of an improvised explosive device to authorities in Baqubah. An explosive ordnance disposal team was called in to defuse the explosive. A cordon and search operation in Samarra netted a weapons cache consisting of several AK-47 rifles.

Multi-National Forces conducting four cordon and searches in Fallujah discovered two large weapons caches and detained 13 suspected AIF personnel. A weapons cache was also discovered near Abu Ghraib by a Multi-National Force patrol. Cordon and search operations in Sadah and Hit yielded eight detainees.

In Baghdad, Multi-National Forces and Iraqi National Guard personnel conducted multiple cordon and search operations leading to the apprehension of 14 AIF personnel. A small weapons cache was confiscated and destroyed in Taji. Cordon and search operations in the southern Iraqi city of An Numaniyah yielded the capture of six suspected AIF personnel and a small weapons cache.

In partnership with the Iraqi government, the Multi-National Forces conducts full spectrum counter-insurgency operations to isolate and neutralize former regime extremists and foreign terrorists. The MNF 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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