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ISF, JCC Defuse Situation, Detain AIF

Forward Operating Caldwell, Iraq,
-- Iraqi Police from Khanaqin became engaged by six anti-Iraqi forces in two vehicles on Jan. 7. Bullets were shot at the Iraqi Police, who fled to a nearby Iraqi Army checkpoint.

Coordination through the Khanaqin JCC enabled the Iraqi Army Soldiers to be prepared for the arrival of the IP and the AIF.

When the vehicle reached the checkpoint, Iraqi Army personnel quickly defused the situation by surrounding the vehicles and detaining the six AIF. Moments later, Multi-National Forces who were conducting training at another checkpoint arrived at the scene along with other Iraqi Army Soldiers to help with the situation but found the situation was under control.

Following the detainment, the homes of the six AIF individuals were searched to reveal more weapons and documents. In all, four AK- 47's, five pistols, one Mauser Sniper Rifle, weapons magazines, a cell phone, several documents (believed to be used for making false identification cards), two vehicles and a bayonet were confiscated.

Release #050118j

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