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Weapons Cache Discovered

Mosul, Iraq
-- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) secured a weapons cache in northern Iraq on Jan. 27.

Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment located a weapons cache while reducing an explosive device. The weapons cache included propellant sticks, mortar rounds, mortar fuses, one bag of grenades, ammunition, and other weapons. All of the armament was reduced in the cache without incident.

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 individuals 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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