Pursuit continues, route of terrorists persists in northern Iraq
MOSUL, Iraq – Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 18 suspected terrorists and confiscated a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq May 12 and 13.
Troops from the 22nd Battalion, 6th Brigade Iraqi Intervention Force and 106th Battalion, 21st Brigade Iraqi Army alongside Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment detained five individuals suspected of terrorist activity and seized two rocket-propelled grenade launchers and hundreds of rounds of AK-47 ammunition northwest of Mosul May 12. Troops from the 104th Battalion, 23rd Brigade Iraqi Army detained two individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon and search operation in eastern Mosul May 13. The weapons and ammunition were confiscated for future destruction.
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment recovered a cache of weapons in eastern Mosul after receiving a tip from an Iraqi civilian May 12. The weapons were confiscated for future destruction.
Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment detained four individuals suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon and search operation in eastern Mosul May 13. Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment detained four individuals suspected of terrorist activity during cordon and search operations west of Tal Afar. Soldiers from the 1-24th detained three individuals suspected of terrorist activity during raids in western Mosul.
All suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.
TEXT PROVIDED BY THE TASK FORCE FREEDOM, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-NORTHWEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT LT. COL. ANDRE HANCE AT ANDRE.HANCE@MNBNW.IRAQ.ARMY.MIL
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