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Multi-National Forces Detain Five on Election Day

Mosul, Iraq
- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained five individuals in northern Iraq yesterday.

Soldiers of the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment detained three individuals suspected of anti-Iraqi activities south of Mosul. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.

Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Regiment detained two individuals in western Mosul. The individuals detained near a polling site were suspected of planning attacks on voters. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.

Coalition Security Force operations in the Ninewa Province and the Mosul area resulted in a safe election day during which thousands of Iraqi citizens exercised their right to vote and influenced their future. Since Jan. 5 Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces have detained 359 individuals and confiscated numerous weapons and munitions.

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