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Multi-National Forces capture 28 Suspected Insurgents

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), continued operations to ensure security for the elections, detaining 28 people in northern Iraq on Jan. 25.

Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, detained 20 people suspected of anti-Iraqi activity while conducting cordon and search operations in Wanah. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.

Multi-National Force Soldiers detained eight individuals suspected of being associated with an insurgent cell during a raid south of Mosul. Suspects are in custody with no MNF 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 303 people and confiscated numerous weapons and munitions. The operations will continue to increase as elections near to ensure the safety of Iraqi citizens wishing to vote.

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