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Multi-National Forces Capture 9 Suspected Insurgents

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained nine people during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 19.

Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 14th Calvary Regiment, detained nine individuals suspected of anti-Iraqi activities while conducting cordon and search operations in Tal Afar. The Soldiers of the 2-14th also confiscated weapons from the detainees. Suspects are in custody with no Multi-National Forces injuries reported.

Military officials have said the Mosul area is becoming safer with each seizure and removal of dangerous weapons and detention of anti-Iraqi insurgents. Since Jan. 5, Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 198 individuals and confiscated numerous weapons and munitions.

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