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Iraqi Patrols Discover 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 an improvised explosive device and mortar rounds on Jan. 25.

The 16th, 17th, and 18th Battalions working with the 1st MEF in Fallujah conducted 11 daylight stability operation patrols, one night patrol, three listening and observation patrols and found one IED near the base entrance, one 82 mm round, one hand grenade and 60 mm round.

Officials say detection of the IED saved Iraqi civilians and Multi-National Forces from sustaining casualties.

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