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Iraqi Army Finds Large Weapons Cache, Detain Two

Mosul, Iraq
-- Iraqi Regular Army confiscated weapons, ammunition and bomb equipment and detained two individuals during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 13.

Soldiers of the 101st Iraqi Regular Army discovered a cache of weapons and ammunition at a house in northeastern Mosul during cordon and search operations. The cache included 24 rocket-propelled grenade warheads, RPG launchers, 18 sticks of dynamite, 10 mortar rounds, 120 mortar fuses, 200 blasting caps, detonation cord, hand grenades and other bomb-making equipment.

The 101st also detained two individuals at the scene suspected of being associated with the cache. The suspects are in custody with no Iraqi Army injuries reported.

Military officials have said although the Mosul area is not completely safe, with each seizure and removal of dangerous weapons and detention of anti-Iraqi insurgents the situations is becoming safer. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 97 individuals since Jan. 5.

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