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Multi-National Forces Detain 17 During Operations in Northern Iraq

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 17 suspected of anti-Iraqi activities during several operations in northern Iraq over the past 24 hours.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Infantry Regimen,t conducted a cordon and search south of Mosul and detained five people suspected of planning and conducting bombing attacks in Mosul. The suspects are in custody with no injuries reported during the operation.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon and search and detained five people wanted for planning and conducting anti-Iraqi activities. The suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment conducted a cordon and search operation at a train station northwest of Mosul and detained three people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities.

During a search of the station, a cache of weapons was discovered that included five AK-47s, a machine gun and ammunition. The suspects are in custody undergoing questioning with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported during the operation.

Soldiers from 1-5 also detained one person in Hamam Al Ali for planning and conducting roadside bomb attacks in northern Iraq.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a cordon and search in the village of Ljhalah-Sharq and detained two people suspected of bombing the Slobi Police Station. The suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported during the operation.

Soldiers from 2nd Squadron 14th Calvary Regiment conducted a cordon and search in Tal Afar and detained one person wanted for planning and conducting roadside bomb attacks against Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces convoys. The suspect is in custody with no injuries reported during the operation.

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