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Multi-National Forces, Iraqi Security Forces Detain Nine

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), and Iraqi Security Forces confiscated weapons and ammunition, and detained nine people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 18.

Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade, 21st Infantry Regiment, detained six people for violating curfew in eastern Mosul. After a search of the car 3-21st Soldiers confiscated weapons and ammunition. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Force injuries reported.

Iraqi Regular Army Soldiers from the 12th Battalion detained three anti-Iraqi insurgents east of Mosul following an exchange of small-arms fire. Two of the insurgents were wounded during the exchange. They were evacuated to a local hospital. The insurgents remain in custody.

Iraqi Intervention Force Soldiers detained an individual suspected of anti-Iraqi activities after conducting a cordon and search of the Omar Abed Alkhtab Mosque. The suspect is in custody with no IIF 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. 5 Iraqi, Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 164 people.

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