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U.S. forces Detain 59 Suspects in Al Anbar Province

Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq
-- Marines and Soldiers from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 59 suspected insurgents and seized several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province over the past 48 hours.

Weapons and munitions seized included a rocket-propelled grenade round, two RPG launchers, four AK-47 assault rifles, 10 AK-47 magazines, a pistol, 70 mortar fuses, 71 primers, 70 mortar rounds, 30 grenade fuses, a flame thrower and bomb-making material.

A car, boat and insurgent propaganda were also seized with the weapons and munitions.


Release #050123a

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