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"Commando" Brigade Raids net Suspects, Weapons Cache

Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq
-- Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, detained 19 suspected terrorists in 15 different raids and patrols Friday night in western Baghdad.

Among the detainees was an insurgent cell believed responsible for killing a local Iraqi who had provided information to the Multi-National Forces. The information used to target this cell was provided by an anonymous tip.

Commando Soldiers captured the following items during the raids:

(2) Submachine guns

Surveillance equipment

Large stocks of ammunition of various calibers

Plastic explosives

(2) RPK Machine guns

(1) RPG sight

An automobile rigged with a toggle switch.

The suspects detained are being held for questioning.


Release #050122k

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