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U.S. Marines detain 10 suspected Insurgents, Seize Weapons Caches

Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq
- Marines from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 10 suspected insurgents and seized several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province over the past 48 hours.

The following weapons and munitions were discovered:

(2) Rockets, unknown size

(19) RPG rounds

(6) RPG launchers

(7) RPG fuses

(14) RPG propellants

(7) AK-47 magazines

(1) Missile, unknown size

(3,430) 7.62mm rounds

(19) Recoilless rifle rounds

(1) Mortar bipod

(1) 60mm mortar system

(11) 60mm mortar rounds

(2) 60mm rockets

(2) 82mm mortar rounds

(1) 100mm mortar round

(7) 107mm rockets

(10) 120mm rocket fuses

(6) 120mm mortar rounds

(2) 125mm rounds

(11) 155mm mortar rounds

(1) 8 in. artillery shell

(61) Artillery fuses

(50) Grenade fuses

(6) Grenade bodies

(1) Gas mask

5 lbs of PE-4 explosives

Insurgent propaganda

IED making material

The seizure and subsequent destruction of the weapons caches reduces anti-Iraqi forces' ability to launch attacks against Iraqi and Multi-National Forces and Iraqi civilians.

The 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force is committed to assisting Iraqi Security Forces in enhancing a secure environment for the citizens of Al Anbar Province in advance of the upcoming Iraqi elections.

Release #050111v

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