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U.S. Marines, Soldiers Detain 81 Suspected Insurgents

Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq
- Marines and Soldiers from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 81 suspected insurgents and seized several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province over the last 72 hours.

The following weapons and munitions were discovered:

(1) Suicide vest, with PE-4

(30) RPG rounds

(3) RPG launchers

(2) (2) RPG sights

(14) RPG boosters

(8) AK-47 assault rifles

(43) AK-47 magazines

(30) Shotgun shells

(1) Sniper rifle scope

(1) RPK machinegun

(2) Medium machineguns

(2) Medium machinegun spare barrels

(2,300) 7.62mm rounds

(7) Crates of 7.62mm ball rounds

(2) Cases of 14.5mm rounds

(25) Blasting caps

(32) Mortar fuses

(9) Mortar primers

(13) Bags of propellant

(1) (1) SA-7 rocket

(8) 57mm rounds

(7) 60mm mortar rounds

(1) 90mm warhead, unknown type

(266) 120mm mortar rounds

(2) 120mm rockets

(8) 122mm projectiles

(4) 125mm projectiles

(1) 130mm mortar round

(5) 155mm artillery rounds

(5) Bags of artillery increments

(13) Grenades

(1) Grenade launcher

(7) (7) Blocks of TNT

(3) Sticks of C-4

(47) Blocks of PE-4 explosives

(5) Land mines

(11) Sets of body armor with ceramic plates

(7) Flares

Insurgent propaganda and equipment

IED making material

The 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force is committed to assisting Iraqi Security Forces in enhancing a secure environment for the citizens of Al Anbar Province in advance of the Iraqi elections, which occur January 30.

Release #050117x

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