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Release A050716c

Traffic control point nets mortar system

Multi-National Force-Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq – Task Force Liberty and Iraqi army Soldiers discovered a mortar system in a vehicle during a joint operation near Balad at about 5:00 p.m. July 15.The Soldiers were operating a traffic control point when they found an 82mm mortar tube, tripod, base plate and breach cap in the back of a truck. The items were confiscated and the driver was detained and brought to a Coalition Forces base for questioning.


For more information, please contact 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at fortysecond.id.pao@us.army.mil


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