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Multi-National Forces Confiscate Weapons, Capture 11

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), confiscated weapons and ammunition, and detained 11 individuals during operations in northern Iraq yesterday.

Multi-National Force Soldiers conducted a search in eastern Mosul detaining five individuals suspected of anti-Iraqi activities. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Force injuries reported.

Multi-National Forces Soldiers confiscated weapons and detained three people suspected of firing on Multi-National Forces Soldiers in eastern Mosul. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 24 Infantry Regiment, conducted a search in western Mosul. Soldiers confiscated weapons and detained two people suspected of firing on Multi-National Forces. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade, 21st Infantry Regiment, conducted a cordon and search in eastern Mosul capturing an individual suspected of being an anti-Iraqi Insurgent cell leader. The suspect is in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Military officials have said although the Mosul area is not completely safe, but with each seizure and removal of dangerous weapons and detention of anti-Iraqi insurgents, the situation is becoming safer. Since Jan. 5, Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 132 individuals.


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