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Iraqi, U.S. forces combined Operations Seize cash

Camp Blue Diamond, Iraq
-- Combined operations by U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, operating under the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Iraqi Security Forces seized an AK-47, five cell phones, approximately $42,000, various foreign currencies equivalent to approximately $72,000 and eight detainees in a series of raids on Jan. 24 in Ramadi.

Meanwhile, Marines and Soldiers from the 1st Marine Division of the I Marine Expeditionary Force detained 23 suspected insurgents and discovered several weapons caches during operations throughout Al Anbar Province over the last 48 hours.

Weapons and munitions seized included two rockets, 62 rocket-propelled grenade warheads, 19 RPG launchers, two AK-47 assault rifles, three sniper rifles with scopes, more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition, more than 100 mortar rounds and bomb-making material.


Release #050125a

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