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Iraqi Security Forces Find Weapons in Fallujah

Baghdad, Iraq
- Iraqi soldiers from three battalions of the 7th Brigade, working with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force near Fallujah completed stability operation patrols and found weapons, mortar rounds and machine guns Jan. 21.

The 16th Battalion working with the 1st MEF in Fallujah conducted six stability operation patrols, three listening and observation patrols, four civilian sensing patrols Acting on a tip they also found nine 60mm rounds and 200 machine gun rounds.

Soldiers from the 17th Battalion conducted five daylight and one night patrol, finding 17 82mm mortar rounds and two 57mm rockets in a vacant lot.

The 18th Battalion conducted six patrols and found two heavy machine guns and small amounts of ammunition

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