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Six more Insurgents Detained by MNF in Northern Iraq

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

Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment were patrolling in Tal Afar when their unit was shot at by anti-Iraqi insurgents. The 2-14th tracked down and detained six individuals suspected to be involved in the attack. They also confiscated weapons and documents. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.

Military officials have said the Ninewa Province and the Mosul area are 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 341 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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