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U.S. Soldiers Near Ramadi Assist Injured civilians; Iraqi citizens in Fallujah Assist U.S. Marines

Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq
- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division currently assigned to the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, provided medical assistance to Iraqi civilians, who were involved in a two-vehicle accident on a main thoroughfare near Ramadi at approximately 6:45 a.m., Jan. 12.

U.S. Army medics from the unit responded to the scene and provided medical care to the injured people. One man was taken by military ambulance to a Multi-National Forces medical facility for treatment. He was later flown to Baghdad for follow-on treatment.

Meanwhile in Fallujah, Iraqi citizens reported two separate weapons caches in the southern part of the city to a U.S. Marine patrol at approximately 12:30 p.m.

A citizen stopped the Marine patrol and reported that he had discovered an RPK machinegun next to his house. As the Marines retrieved the weapon, another resident approached the Marines and reported a cache near his home.

The second individual led the Marines to a buried cache that consisted of (4) RPG rounds, (2) 57mm rockets, (1) RPK machine gun, (2) RPG launchers, (1) mortar tube, (2) gas masks and numerous magazines. All of the weapons and munitions were collected for future demolition.

The Marines, Soldiers and Sailors of the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force continue to enhance security in the Al Anbar Province in advance of the upcoming elections.

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