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MOSUL, Iraq - Iraq Security Forces and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 20 suspected insurgents and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq March 21 and 22.

Troops from 102nd Battalion, 22nd Brigade Iraqi Army and Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment detained ten individuals suspected of insurgent activity during a cordon and search operation south of Mosul today. Suspects are in custody with no ISF or MNF injuries reported.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment detained eight individuals suspected of insurgent activity during multiple operations in Mosul yesterday. During a search the 1-24th also discovered a weapons cache. The cache included three rocket propelled grenade launchers, four RPG rounds, two RPK automatic weapons, two AK-47s, an artillery round, and a hand grenade. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported. Weapons were confiscated for future destruction.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment detained two individuals suspected of insurgent activity at a checkpoint in southeastern Mosul yesterday. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.

The Joint Coordination Center reported a call in tip from an Iraqi citizen about a possible car bomb located in western Mosul. Military officials are attributing a large part of the rise in successful operations to the increased rate of call in tips like these.

Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom continue to work together with leaders and citizens of Iraq to help build and maintain a prosperous and democratic nation.
 

TEXT PROVIDED BY THE TASK FORCE FREEDOM, MULTINATIONAL BRIGADE-NORTHWEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LT. COL. ANDRE HANCE AT ANDRE.HANCE@MNBNW.IRAQ.ARMY.MIL


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