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ING Finds Weapons cache in Mosque

Mosul, Iraq
-- The 106th Iraqi National Guard conducted a cordon and search of the Al Monsour Mosque and discovered a large cache of weapons and munitions in western Mosul on Jan. 9.

After receiving credible intelligence, Soldiers of the 106th ING conducted a search of the mosque and found 214 AK-47 magazines, components of an artillery round, 12 Motorola bomb charges and six rear components of AK-47's. The ING confiscated the weapons and chargers for future destruction.

The Interim Iraqi Government and the Ninevah Provincial Governor has made it clear that anyone using places of worship to incite violence or Jihad against the Iraqi government, Iraqi Security Forces or Multi-National Forces will be subject to search and leaders will be arrested.

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