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Iraqi, U.S. forces Detain Suspected Insurgents, Seize Weapons Caches

Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq -- Iraqi Security Forces detained two insurgents and discovered a weapons cache in Fallujah Jan 14. The cache consisted of two PKC machine guns, one RPG launcher and one anti-tank rocket.

Over the past 48 hours, Marines from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 26 suspected insurgents and discovered several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province.

The following weapons and munitions were discovered:

(1) Rocket, unknown size

(17) RPG rounds

(2) RPG launchers

(3) AK-47 assault rifles

(2) AK-47 magazines w/ ammo

(1) Sniper rifle night vision sight

(200) .50 caliber rifle rounds

(200) Small arms rounds

(2) RAP machineguns

(6) Boxes of 7.62mm rounds

(7) Cases of 14.5mm rounds

(4) 57mm rockets

(3,500) Anti-aircraft rounds

(13) PG-9 recoilless rifle rounds

(1) Mortar tube, unknown size

(17) 60mm mortar rounds

(2) 60mm mortar base plates

(120) 82mm recoilless rifle rounds

(5) 82mm mortar round

(2) (2) 120mm mortar rounds

(1) 155mm artillery round

(4) Tank rounds

(1) Large bag of explosives

(2) Gas masks

(2) Grenades

(3) Bullet proof vests

(1) (1) Shape charge

(1) 90mm warhead

(5) Anti-tank mines

Insurgent propaganda

IED making material

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

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