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Release A05072a

Coalition Forces seize weapons, terror suspects

Multi-National Force-Iraq

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers seized three weapons caches on an island along the Tigris River near the Al Rashid district July 1.

Around 7:30 a.m., Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) conducted an air insertion mission dubbed Operation Demon Digger, and found three weapons caches. The caches contained 16 rocket-propelled grenades, eight 60 millimeter mortar rounds and large amounts of 7.62 millimeter ammunition. An explosive ordnance detachment team conducted a controlled detonation of the cache.

Later, an operation in eastern Al Rashid netted another weapons cache. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment found a cache containing one AK-47, six grenades with no blasting caps, more than 10 boxes of ammunition, circuit breakers, and fuses. The Soldiers also captured seven terror suspects in the operation. Five of the seven detainees were turned over to Iraqi Police because of suspected involvement in an earlier shooting incident.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq-- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment (AASLT) found three weapons caches on an island along the Tigris River in the Al Rashid district July 1. (photo courtesy of U.S. Army)

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BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment (AASLT) found three weapons caches on an island along the Tigris River in the Al Rashid district July 1. The first cache that contained 16 RPG rounds, six 60 millimeter mortars, and 300 rounds of 50 caliber ammunition. (photo courtesy of U.S. Army)

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BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment (AASLT) found three weapons caches on an island along the Tigris River in the Al Rashid district July 1. An explosive ordnance detachment team safely disposed of the munitions. (photo courtesy of U.S. Army)

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