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Operation Powder River rounds up 25 suspects near Ad Duluiyah

Tikrit, Iraq
- 1st Infantry Division Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment detained 25 individuals in simultaneous raids near Ad Duluiyah on Jan. 14 at about 3:00 a.m.

The Soldiers detained one individual suspected of improvised explosive devices attacks in the area. They confiscated five AK-47 assault rifles, two spools of wire, bomb making material--including 15 100-pound bags of ammonium nitrate, diesel fuel and soap, and 400-500 rounds of ammunition in the suspect's residence.

The Soldiers transported all 25 individuals to a coalition detention facility for questioning. The contraband items were also transported to a coalition facility for destruction.


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