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Operations in northern Iraq continue to secure citizens, eliminate terrorists

MOSUL, Iraq -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained nine suspected terrorists during operations in northern Iraqi May 18 and 19.

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment detained eight individuals suspected of terrorist activity during cordon and search operations in western and southern Mosul May 19. Soldiers from the 1-24th also detained one individual suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon and search operation in southwestern Mosul May 18. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported.

Efforts continue toward ensuring a safer environment for the citizens. Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Forces continue to round up terrorists and their destructive weapons so that citizens can live a terror free and peaceful existence.

Coordinated efforts between Iraqi Security Forces, Multi-National Forces and concerned citizens who provide tips for Security Forces have resulted in a trend toward improved security. Anyone with information on anti-Iraqi terrorist activities should call the Joint Coordination Center’s telephone numbers at 513462 or 07701623300.

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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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