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31 Detained in Joint Operation Near Kirkuk

Tikrit, Iraq - Thirty-one individuals were detained in a joint operation near Kirkuk on Jan. 12 at about 11:15 p.m. The operation was conducted in Bajawan. The purpose was to kill or capture 17 known anti-Iraqi force members. The 17 wanted AIF members were captured along with 14 others.

The following contraband was confiscated during the operation: three cell phones, three compact disks, $2,500 dollars, three AK-47s, one bolt-action rifle, one 9mm pistol and 18 vials of atropine. Four caches were discovered that included detonation cord, two 60mm mortar systems, six 60mm rockets, one rocket propelled grenade launcher and eight RPG rounds.

Release #050113c

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