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Mosul Operations Net Weapons Caches, 16 Suspects

Mosul, Iraq
-- Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Striker Combat Team), confiscated weapons, ammunition, and bomb equipment, and detained 16 individuals during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 14.

Soldiers of the 109th Iraqi National Guard and 2nd Battalion, 14th Cavalry Regiment, discovered a weapons cache, which included rocket-propelled grenades, projectile fuses and ammunition, in the town of Avgani during cordon and search operations. The 109th and 2-14th also detained nine people suspected of being associated with the cache. Suspects are in custody with no ING or Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Multi-National Forces Soldiers discovered a cache of weapons, ammunition and military intelligence during a cordon and search in Mosul. Multi-National Forces Soldiers also detained five individuals suspected of being associated with the cache. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, confiscated weapons and ammunition during a cordon and search in Tal Az Bah. The 2-8th also detained two individuals suspected of being associated with the weapons. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces 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. Since Jan. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 113 individuals.



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