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Seven Suspected Insurgents Captured

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), and Iraqi Regular Army Soldiers continued operations to ensure security for the elections, detaining seven individuals in northern Iraq on Jan. 27.

Iraqi Regular Army soldiers from the 101st Infantry Battalion detained two people suspected of attacking the Al Kindi Main Gate in eastern Mosul. Suspects are in custody.

Multi-National Force Soldiers detained five people suspected of anti-Iraqi activity while conducting a raid in eastern 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 325 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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