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Seven detained near Hawija

TIKRIT, Iraq - Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained seven people suspected of a rocket attack near a Coalition Forces base near Hawija about 3:30 p.m., March 29.

The TF Liberty combat patrol was investigating the suspected point of origin of the attack when it detained five people in a vehicle. They were in possession of a video camera containing footage of terrorists firing mortars, a pamphlet on firing mortars, and mortar and rocket firing data. Two others were detained near the Coalition Forces base and are suspected of observing the impact of the rocket attack.

"Task Force Liberty Soldiers and our Iraqi partners will aggressively pursue these terrorists and criminals," said Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto, commander of the 42nd Infantry Division and the Coalition Task Force in north-central Iraq. "We will visit these places where attacks come from." The terrorists "captured near Hawija are just a few among the many that we will kill or capture to establish a safe and secure environment for the Iraqi people."

Text for release and opsec review provided by the 42ND Infantry Division Public Affairs Office. For more information, please contact 42 ID PAO at fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.MIL.

Release #050330a

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