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Iraqi Security Forces Find Illicit Weapons

Baghdad, Iraq
-- Iraqi soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Battalion, working with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force near Fallujah completed two patrols and found a weapons cache and grenades, and detained two people on Jan. 16. The 8th Battalion, also in Fallujah, found a small weapons cache on the same day.

Iraqi army and Multi-National Forces continue to work together throughout the country to suppress anti-Iraqi forces violence and provide a safe environment for the Iraqi people.

The 7th Brigade's, 16th, 17th and 18th Battalions, working with the 1st MEF in Fallujah, conducted stability operations and humanitarian assistance mission on Jan. 18.

The Multi-National Forces Military Assistance Training Team adviser support teams continue to train, equip and mentor Iraqi security forces during operations.


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