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Release A051007i

Security forces capture terror suspects, seize weapons

Multi-National Force-Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq -- Multi-National forces from Task Force Freedom detained 48 suspected terrorists, seized weapons caches, and killed a terrorist during operations in northern Iraq Oct. 3-6.

Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment detained 16 individuals suspected of terrorist activity and seized multiple AK-47s along with full magazines and other weapons during separate operations in Mosul, Oct. 4-6.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment detained six individuals suspected of terrorist activity during separate operations in eastern Mosul Oct. 3 and 6. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment detained five individuals suspected of terrorist activity during two operations in eastern Mosul Oct. 5.

Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment detained six individuals suspected of terrorist activity and killed a terrorist after receiving small arms fire during separate operations in Tal Afar Oct. 3-4.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment detained three individuals suspected of terrorist activity and seized three weapons caches during separate operations in Tal Afar Oct. 4-5. One of the weapons seized was a result of an Iraqi citizen’s tip.

Soldiers from 3rd ACR seized a weapons cache consisting of AK-47s with multiple magazines, a shotgun with a bandoleer, and an improvised explosive device. While reducing the cache, the unit engaged a suspected terrorist fleeing through a gully (wadi). The individual fled into a safe house where the unit conducted a raid and detained 11 suspected terrorists Oct 4.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment detained an individual suspected of terrorist activity during a cordon and search near the Syrian border Oct. 5. Suspects are in custody with no MNF injuries reported. Weapons were confiscated for future destruction.

Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment seized a weapons cache during a search operation near Qayyarah Oct. 3. The cache included rocket propelled grenades, various rockets, RPG boosters, mines, and an artillery round.

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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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